I would normally begin my Saturday morning with a cup of coffee and a tour of China..with Tess Karlinski.. but I have to be out of the house really early and so I am sneaking my usual reblog in now.. the Great Wall of China is visible from space.. what an undertaking and a lot of steps.. Thankfully Tess climbed them for us and I #recommend you head over and enjoy the sights without the tourists.. thanks Tess another great post.
I ate too much again at the buffet-style breakfast. We English 8 met in the main lobby at 8:30 a.m., then traveled an hour or so by mini tour bus to the mysterious Great Wall.
A few facts about the Wall:
- Sticky rice soup and mortar were used to glue the bricks together
- Started -200 BC
- Has been worked for over 2,000 years
- Bullet holes from last battle still evident
- Needs expensive maintenance due to time and tourism
What a happening place. Tour buses clogged available parking space. Small shops galore offered touristy goods for sale, from postcards to fridge magnets, hot tea…
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