Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Great Wall

I don't even have words. Me without words. To quote an American woman
I heard in a cafe the other day, 'My heart is overflowing.' But you
have to hear it with her leaning in to the r sounds with the same
accent as Terri Schuster's sister.
So with no words to describe the awesome, I'll give you the basics and
you will have to fill in the awesome for yourself.
We camped next to the Great Wall thousands of kilometres from Badaling
and Simatai where it looks like the wall you see in cartoons like Mulan. Here it is it is
layers of golden earth.
It was Andrew's 30th birthday. We celebrated. Al and Juan had bought
fireworks. Exploding flowers of light over the Great Wall in the
middle of nowhere.
This morning I found Fortnum and Mason Earl Grey tea in the breakfast
box. I cried. The taste of bergamot still lingers on my tongue.

1 comment:

Jayne said...

I hope there are photos. It would be nice to see some of the wall that are not just tourist shots.