We spent our final full day in China exploring the Great Wall of China. Although we have heard and read much about the Great Wall, there is nothing quite like experiencing it in person. It was a very cold morning but certainly worth the trip! The Wall is about an hour from Beijing – there is a huge contrast between the city of 20 something million and the remote northern site of the Wall. We took a cable car up the mountain and spent about an hour wandering the Great Wall of China. Due to the cold weather there were very few tourist, really just the brave group of 27 Semester at Sea folks.
After our time on the Wall we took a toboggan down the mountain – an thrilling 10 minute ride.