climbing the section of the great wall we climbed (juyongguan pass) was steep and difficult. confuscius say, the slope is steep and the road is slippery.
and at the first 2/5 of the wall we climbed, the steps were packed with people (more people who don't wear deodorant).
and see that romantic fog like haze? it's air pollution and not romantic.
regardless, the wall was great and the experience greater. i'm just trying to use "great" as many times as possible.
it was definitely a highlight of the trip, especially once we climbed higher and were out of the majority of the crowd.
things to remember:
we were cheerleaders at the 4/5 mark of the wall. it made people happy.
lots of people asked to take a photo with us (more asked ben).
i liked our tour guide lady who took us to the wall, ming tombs, a couple museums and a foot massage place, all included in our full day price. it was a deal.
we were like really sweaty, so we were glad we got up early to hike in the morning.
it was worth it. it just was.