Today we climbed the Great Wall and, well, they weren't kidding when they said that it is a great wall. It was quite a work out. I honestly wonder just how the Chinese managed to accomplish such a feat of ingenuity. The site was beautiful and the people were very nice. Tobogganing down the mountain was also very fun, I had never done it before. I learned today what bargaining in China is all about and I learned my lesson the hard way... I payed 200 Yuan for a pair of sunglasses that I probably could have got for 30-50 Yuan. It was also very interesting to see the porcelain work at the shop on our way back to the hotel. I never knew just how much work it takes to make the art... and how expensive some of that art is. Lina said that the old Chinese phrase is that you cannot be a hero until you have climbed the wall and I can certainly understand why that saying was developed after having experienced it.
Beijing Day 2
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