Our second day in Beijing started with The Great Wall and wrapped up with the Disco. At The Great Wall I was amazed to see just how treacherous of task it must have been to build it. The Great Wall changes elevations rapidly and has so many bricks and steps it is dizzying. The craftsmanship was very impressive and helped me to understand the ancient building techniques that the Chinese people still use in some other structures today. It is interesting that a culture was able to accomplish the feat of creating the wall so long ago with no modern technology to aid them in construction. Similar to Egyptian Pyramids, the wall was also constructed with nothing but human and animal power. I feel that just attempting such a project says a lot about the culture and their willingness to work hard together in order to protect themselves from their enemies. The wall has many guard towers and appeared to be almost impossible to cross if staffed with soldiers in the era in which it was used to physically protect the country.
The bar we headed out to in Beijing on Saturday night was an interesting look into the night life culture in China. I was most amazed that the majority of the music being played was western music and in english. The bar atmosphere appeared to be similar to the United States for the most part, the only small difference was how people dance to the same songs but in different ways than many Americans.