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... of a guard tower on a ladder and descended on a washed out mule track. A late lunch at a local restaurant followed, then the drive back to Beijing.
The Chinese can be quite blunt by our standards. We had a funny example when a group of young Chinese hikers abruptly stopped Elizabeth and me and with no preamble one demanded "How old are you?" We told them and got a long "Ohhhhh." So I demanded "How old are you?" Her friends giggled as she thought through her English ...
... and some old buildings do still stand (like the bell and drum towers), but when you see the workers building, it takes a little away from the historic feel. But, still not a bad way to spend the afternoon, eating some street food, stopping at a cafe, and maybe grab a beer. And at least no touts were hassling me. That night they took me out for Peking Duck to one of the good local restaurants. And it's quite the experience. There's a whole production with the carving ...
... for a couple of days prior to Beijing. We then got a carry out of a few beers and joined the party . Forgot all the names but they all seemed lovely. Had a great chat into the early hours. The conductor looked a bit concerned when he passed us. Think he was jealous he was not invited. After a try of some Russian Vodka we decided to call it a night. Heres hoping for a great nights sleep after a sociable ...
... sweating and gross, we could appreciate the beauty much better than if we had taken a 10 minute tram ride up. The view from the wall was magnificent you could see into the valley below and all around the Wall there was forest.
Later that night, we had dinner in a vegetarian Buddhist restaurant that serves fake meet. The food was served buffet style and there was everything from sushi to ice cream. The "meat" actually ...
... exactly what I have needed to reflect on the big decisions that I will need to be made soon. And of course, I need to start planning my next vacation in 6 weeks ;)
I have missed my kids so much and I can't wait to see how they have grown over their time off as well. I can't wait to learn more from them in the second term of school. They are why I am here.
Until next time,
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