China Part 2: My First Day in Beijing

Less than 24 hours after I got off the plane in Beijing, I was climbing the Great Wall--and I'm not using the verb "climbing" lightly--at times we were basically rock climbing up broken parts of the wall. We enjoyed an amazing meal following our hike at a restaurant where I (of course) snuck into the kitchen to grab some photos. We ended our day in an art district called 798. Needless to say, it was an interesting and beautiful start to the trip! 

Valerie Wei-Haas