We were up early, around 4 am to catch a ride to the Great Wall. After sorting through some initial hang-ups with our drivers, we arrived at the Wall around 10:30 am. The section of wall we visited was in rugged, very mountainous terrain.
The Great Wall of China
Located north of Beijing, it’s really hard to imagine how the Chinese people more than 2000 years ago built the Wall through such country. Climbing the Wall was a challenge, especially for someone like me who has bad knees. But I took my time and made it up to one of the first watch towers.
Jess Jones at the Great Wall
I was very happy to be there… to have climbed a small piece of the Wall and to appreciate what the Chinese people accomplished long ago.
Our group photo
Since heading up to Beijing, I have had essentially no time for writing my blog. Further, the internet connections have been very slow, so uploading my pictures has not been possible. So I am back in the U.S. now and plan to finish-up the blog with my next two entries, giving my final thoughts on the trip and what I learned here in China.