Well, I started out the day with waking up early and then enjoying one of my favorite breakfasts ever, baguette and jam
which was totally delicious! After that, we had to travel to the Great Wall of China (Thus the waking up early). We passed a lot of mountains,
Once we arrived, we got out of the van and waited while our guide got tickets (it was cold) After we finally got to the entrance, we took a lift up to the top. I don't really like heights, so this wasn't exactly fun, but it wasn't really too bad (except when the lifts stopped and swung a few times.)
Once we got to the top, we stepped off, went through a long tunnel, then we were on THE GREAT WALL!!! It was really really really really really cold... maybe freezing is a better word. Here's a lot of pictures... they can tell the tale.
Yeah. So there's a lot of Great Wall pics. We rode back down,
and then went to see the Ming Tombs. time for lots of pictures... I'll let the pictures (and their captions) do the talking.
|stairs are pretty|
|gate to the "land of the dead" (sarcastic tone)|
|I like this shot|
|fake tombs... the real tombs were destroyed in the Cultural Revolution|
|I love mountains|
|lots of emperor's/empress' hats coming up.|
|Biggest fire extinguisher ever!!... and by the way we're outside the tombs if you didn't notice|
Alright, so next we went to see the Beijing Olympic stadiums. It was super cold outside and I was nearly frozen. as was the rest of my family. Pictures.
After 15 minutes of pure cold, we went back to the van and went to eat Peking duck... which was very yummy.
and to finish off, here's a dog outside the window: