Friday, August 28, 2009
China was our favorite place for culture on the trip. It is opposite of what you think.
Walking the Great Wall was humbling. Seeing these old, skinny men carry bricks in the wooden backpacks made me feel weak, lucky, and shocked. One stopped and said "Where are you from?", and I said "The US." Then his manager yelled at him to get moving after a 5 second break. We couldn't believe the entire situation.
Stacey and I loved walking the wall. We are so lucky to have walked with the master of the wall, Ed Davis.
One of the best experiences in China was riding bikes through the small streets of old areas and then ending up in a shopping mall. There is so much old and new fighting for space. the new is winning.