Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Great Wall of China

by Rob - August 30th, 2007.
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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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