The Great Wall of China has always held a mystique and allure for me, so during our visit to China it was top of my must-do list. The large number of tourists was expected, but the sheer steepness and the big steps that presented a challenge for even my long legs were a surprise. The first part of the climb was made trickier by the mass of tourists. It would have only taken one person to over balance and the rest of us would have gone over like bowls.
Another surprise was the hazy air. You can see what I mean in this photo. We took this shot at the top of the wall, just below the farthest watch tower. Most people only made it as far as the first watch tower, but hubby and I both climbed as far as we could go. It was well worth the effort, and the beer we drank at the cafe at the bottom of the wall tasted like nectar.
Is there a particular place or historical site that you’ve always dreamed of visiting?