Without question, today's visit to the Great Wall of China was a great new experience! It was one of those surreal kind of things where you have to stop and ask yourself, "Am I really here?"
I WAS really there! Today, in fact! We climbed. We climbed more. We climbed hundreds of worn stone steps that had seen the soles of many, many feet! It was a very cool experience. I wish you could have been there! The picture above was taken from part way up my climb, looking across the valley to another part of the wall. It was amazing!
Beijing really is an amazing place, and is becoming even more amazing as they prepare for the Olympics! This is actually my fourth trip to China, but my first visit to the Great Wall. It WAS great.