Of course we couldn’t go to Beijing without visiting the Great Wall. We hired a driver to take us one and a half hours outside of the city to this mysterious ancient wonder. We hiked along its crooked path and viewed the hills and countryside of China. We were greeted by vendors along the way selling ‘cold waterbeer’ and ‘sneekers candy’. We chuckled a little over the infusion of the english words they used to sell us their offerings. Not being able to resist their efforts we bought more than one water from the men and women lining the walls.
Our trek to and around this historic wall was well worth the effort, though our legs were sore the following days.