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The real challenge of the wall  
   

The real challenge of the wall

is getting through the hordes of T-shirt and souvenir vendors that crowd the path when you come down off the wall. We did succumb to the temptation of having a cappuccino. I'd have bought a T-shirt that said "I had a cappuccino on the Great Wall".
The Last Weekend Trip - Beijing

July 12th 2011
Editor’s Note We are now back in Canada and up to our ears in emptying the storage locker here, unpacking the crate we shipped home from China, dealing with the renovations to our home and thinking about what to take to Williams Lake for next year. But that is a story for another day. There are still Chinese trips to address! Beijing weekend The schedule showed us leavin ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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