This is a photo of the toilets perched atop a terrace at the Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall, north of Beijing. I remember the first time I saw them– back when they were first installed in the 1990’s. I had taken some friends to the Wall and of course as we got off the […]
Last month’s unusually warm fall weather has given way to this month’s unusually cold winter. With the three snowfalls and frigid temperatures it feels more like January than November. Some friends and I decided to take the tourist train to Badaling this afternoon to see the Great Wall in the snow. Although we nearly froze […]
Yesterday, while hiking the Great Wall with some visitors from Minnesota, we encountered a large group of climbers, all wearing graduation caps and gown. It turns out they were all PhD and MA graduates from Beijing Agricultural University. Great Wall graduation pictures. What a great idea!!
I’ve moved! Not by choice, mind you, but because I now find myself behind the Great Firewall of China. The blog-hosting company that I’d been using (blog-city) has been blocked here in China. Which means that I can’t access it to put up any new posts. After much research and poking around, I’ve decided to […]