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I think everybody wants to see the Great Wall of China at some stage in their life, and even though I had been coming to China for ten years, I could never find the chance and settled for some other historical sites. However, that should have changed after 2004 when I started to live contiguously in China in 2004.
But, I still could not find myself with the right amount of time needed or even close enough to Beijing at times until I made it happen in 2008 when we went up to Beijing for the Olympics.


I suppose I really didn’t give much thought to the trip to the Great Wall. The Olympics were the main dish at that time. We got up had breakfast, I grabbed my camera, and we took a taxi to the rail station, and took the train to Badaling north of Beijing, the main tourist spot.  I did notice that there were quite a few people on the train, but again, I was on holiday and I wasn’t going to worry about anything except relaxing and sight-seeing.  We arrived at Badaling and walked towards the main Great Wall tourist spot at Shanhaiguan.


Oh dear, so many people and on such a hot July day with the ubiquitous umbrellas stabbing at your eyes as people pushed you out of the way to get where they were going. The upside was the stone work of the entrance and the fact that I was at the Wall at last, and determined to enjoy it.

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