Website of Joe Landsberger

If you would be a
real seeker after truth,
it is necessary that
at least once in your life
you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650)

Travel Index:

Beijing, China,
November 16 - 30, 1999

The Great Wall

After a false start (fog closed the highway), my friend took me to the Great Wall. We traveled in a bus the size of a minivan to two sites of the wall as well as the Ming tombs. Fortunately our early start, as well as the windy cold weather, reduced the number of tourists. A great world site, and almost solitary experience.

Mao said: "Climb the Great Wall, be a great man". He really was an extraordinary poet; as was my experience. It reminded me of Machu Picchu in Peru.

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