How did the Great Wall of China tour come to this??
Well, first I think I have SARS. Or at least I need a SARS mask so I won’t infect anyone else.
It’s the sudden change in temperature that always does it to us – we went from 30 degrees plus in Hong Kong to hovering around Zero since Shanghai.
Although you could probably see my red nose from the Moon today (because we all know you can see the Great Wall from the Moon), I’m not too shabby for someone with SARS, eh?
It was a 3 hour drive to the wall. We made a pit stop involving the usual confusing toilets, and a gas station type convenience store which we flocked to and gleefully bought all sorts of sweets of origins we had no idea. Mmmmmm….
Actually, the above Moon fact is false. You can not see the Wall from the Moon. It has been an issue of much heated debate around here, and the resident Astronomer wins.
At the top there were horses you could ride down a path for under $2. Feeling tired from the climb (remember, SARS..) I took a chance. The horses weren’t as scary as they looked. And I got a great vantage point of the wall on the way down.