Upon arriving back in China we met my Dad and Aunite Wan in Beijing! While spend a lot of our time shopping we also saw The Forbidden City and the Great Wall before heading down to Guilin and the Li River. For anyone who is planning on going to Beijing, I highly recommend going to the Mutianyu section of the wall. This section is a bit farther away from the city of Beijing but you get to take an Alpine slide on the way down! Being China it is probably not up to the safety standards of an Alpine Slide in the US but it was really fun… and Beyonce went on it when she was here! OMGSH! We had beautiful weather with no wind the day we decided to go up the wall. Normally this time of year there are frigid winds coming down from Siberia and you can barely breath it is so cold. Thank goodness we had sun and no wind!
I have been playing with the idea of going the Great Wall Half Marathon in May but after seeing how steep the wall is… we will have to see about that one.