Beijing - Day 4 (5/22/09)
Today was one of my favorite days so far. The food at the farmer's restaurant after seeing the Great Wall was amazing, probably only second to the lunch we had on the first day. I was surprised by how many foreigners were at the Great Wall; I had thought that it would be mostly locals due to the economic crisis, and people not having the money to visit the Great Wall. You could speak English there and at least half of the people you met would understand what you were saying. I was surprised how so many of the Chinese people lived in villages such as the one we visited today. Before that I had thought that the majority of them lived in cities such as Beijing which is what made the cities themselves so large. One house that we visited only had a concrete slab on one side of the room with a blanket over it for bedding; I don’t know if I could imagine having to sleep on a concrete slab myself.