This ChinaSnap! is courtesy of Jonathan Singer, an attorney in DC who recently traveled to Beijing for work. Jonathan is a friend of Chinaful and a blogger in his own right - I follow his insightful tweets and via @jonathanhsinger and I'm never disappointed. Today, he takes us with him to Beijing's Great Wall. Thanks for the snap, Jonathan!
This is a picture of... the Great Wall of China.
At the time I took this ChinaSnap! I was... outside of Beijing, climbing the Badaling section of the Great Wall.
I remember that... I was amazed to find out that my tour of the Great Wall was taking me to the very same section I had been to in December 2004, when I first came to China as a tourist (and when it was a whole lot chillier than it was in the summer of 2012, as you might imagine). I also remember that it was a real hike with a serious incline -- but one that I was more than happy to have taken.
This qualifies as a ChinaSnap! because... visiting the Great Wall is an essential part of one’s experience visiting Beijing. Although it may be a bit touristy, it is something that every world traveler must do in their life time.
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