Hiking the Great Wall
Perhaps the highlight of Beijing was the 10.5 km Great Wall hike from Jinsaling to Simitai. This was probably the most expensive thing I’ve done as no public transport goes there and I had to hire a car, plus entrance fees at each place. Still, the views and scenery were breathtaking. I happened to visit the day of the Great Wall Marathon, with lots of runners sweating back and forth between two points on the wall. Took a rest along the way and broke in a new sketchbook.
And now gratuitous Great Wall pics:
Picked up my train tickets to Mongolia and leave tomorrow!