Thursday, August 30, 2007

Great Wall of China

Yesterday (Thursday, August 30, 2007), Carolyn and I hired a driver and guide to take us on the road trip to a portion of The Great Wall of China, and we hiked along the wall. This was, I think, the hardest physical exercise I've ever done. It was boiling hot, the sun was beating down from a clear blue sky, and the staircases on the wall are often very, very steep with very high steps -- plus, they're in very bad repair in many places, making climbing precarious. Still, it was an amazing experience. At intervals along the way, there are watch towers, and I was grateful for the brief respites of shade they afforded.

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At August 31, 2007 4:32 AM , Blogger Catholig said...


I thought I'd post a comment and let you know I'm still viewing your blog - not that I like China too much for several probably obvious reasons.


At August 31, 2007 8:15 AM , Anonymous Jessica said...

You did it, man!

At August 31, 2007 10:29 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Hi, Jessica. THANK YOU!

Catholig, I'm glad you're still viewing my blog. China is a wonderful country, with some of the nicest, friendliest, kindest, most helpful people I have ever met.

At August 31, 2007 12:59 PM , Blogger Catholig said...


I'm sure there are - there are nice friendly people everyone, and I'm certainly not saying that China doesn't have them. :D

Have you learned any Chinese, Yet?



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