Sunday, November 02, 2008

Fall On The Wall

There we were, a few weeks removed from our last trip to the Great Wall, emerging up onto the street at the Dongzhimen long-distance bus station. Once again, as we wandered around looking for the route number, we were shadowed by an aggressive driver. We crossed the street. She crossed the street. We turned the corner. She turned the corner. After something like half an hour of this, we finally found the bus we were looking for. And I didn't even lose my temper for a second...ahh, progress!

What awaited us at the other end of the bus ride was a beautiful, windy fall day at the Mutianyu section of the Wall. It didn't take us long to remember why we had come, and to reinforce in our minds that it is all so worth it, no matter what hassles Beijing and its transportation industry might throw at us.



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