Sunday, September 2, 2007

The Great Wall is Steeper Than It Looks

Ths morning's trip was to the Great Wall of China. It is an amazing sight, and even more so to be on it and looking out. Bob pushes me to overcome my rampaging fear of heights to do quite a bit of climbing on it. The thing is built on the mountain side here, so there are many stairs to go up and down, but the view was worth it. We made a quick trip to a jade factory, where we got an education and some lunch, and then of to the tomb of a Ming Dynasty Emporer.

Tomorrow is our last day in Beijing. We will have a free morning, which we will use to do some exploring, and then we will visit the Summer Palace in the afternoon. Then it is on to an overnight train to Xian.

So far it has been a great trip, and I think it will continue to be so.


-Ronda said...

hope everyone brought clothes pins and ear plugs for the train ride

robotman said...

... i can understand the use of earplugs, I'm guessing the train could be noisy -- but clothespins?

Anonymous said...

Think of lumping it up and down the stairs as training for your return to mountain biking!

Rosalind said...

Keep up the good work.