So I did it.. I have officially climbed The Great Wall. Capitals sure are in place here. Saturday morning, bright and early we headed out to a section of the wall near Beijing. It was a beautiful day on the weekend, so we sure weren't the only ones there. It was crowded! Apart from that is was also near 30*C (or 90*F). But we managed to hustle our way trough to the top, while we also got to take many great pictures. Unfortunately, I don't have all of these yet, but I will post some more of them once I can get my hands on them.
One of the first things we had noticed in Beijing, was that we weren't as much of a commodity as we were in Wuhan, being foreign and all. This was not any different at the start of out climb. However, as we made it to the top, this suddenly seemed to change. I guess many people thought it would be cool to have a picture with some Westerners at the top of the Great Wall. We really should have charged money! So a few nice minutes, and a lotta pictures later, we started our way down again. Why? Because we still had other things to do! As if climbing The Great Wall at such high temperatures wasn't enough, we also went to see the Forbidden City that same afternoon. Lots and lots of walking :)
So after a cool train ride down the Wall and another nice lunch in the city we continued our program. We got to the Forbidden city pretty late, though, so we only had little time pay a visit. It was impressive, but not that overwhelming. Maybe because it's really hard to beat something like the Great Wall. Here are some pictures: