This time, not sick, and not on horseback, I decided to go on the Crew Tour to the Wall, for lack of anything better to do.
Lucky I did, because Sherwin surprised me, and went on the tour as well. How awesome! He was the envy of all the other guys he worked with. I teased them. “Sherwin’s coming to the Pyramids, too!” I joked. They got quite irate. They were really jealous. “Not fair!” they protested. “He gets the Wall, I get the Pyramids!”
It was a little bit of a bus ride from our dock outside of Beijing. A couple of hours.
Our bus driver had the most interesting flower tea.
Don’t worry, he wasn’t drinking and driving.
We had the most animated tour leader. She taught us Tai-Chi on the bus. Something about having a big watermelon and then cutting it in half.
I ate as little as possible. I knew it would be a long climb with not much time to linger.
There were many TV shows about the Great Wall on the ship, and one of the theories was that there was no Great Wall at all – only sections built over time.
As we get higher, the wall narrows and changes materials.
It is beautiful at the top. The air is fresh and cold and the Cherries have just bloomed. We wished we had more time to sit there.