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We went to Beijing this weekend and it was full of entertainment. My favorite moment of the whole weekend was when Cassie, Leon and I all made it to the highest point of the Great Wall of China. I am amazed at the gumption of the northerners/Mongolians that tried to make it over that wall.
It was a relief this weekend to be somewhere new, a place where we are not stared at constantly and where there were more foreigners speaking a variety of dialects. A place where where you could ask sales people questions in English and they would be answered in English. We visited several major tourist sites, which contained some of the daily items that we take for granted in them. For instance, in the bathrooms there were western toilets instead of squatters, had toilet paper and even soap!