Sunday, March 22, 2009

great wall, ok food

On the way up to the Great Wall we called the kids:
Eva: We have to wear green tomorrow or else we will get pinched by a leprechaun.
Samuel: I want to stay here forever (meaning my parents' house)

We cheated (in China that means you are clever) and took the tram up to the top.
That wall is huge. We went to a section that has been renovated for tourists. The last time I was here we went to a section that was crumbling and I felt all brave for taking it on.

I love this photo of the gaurds.

We were starving and thirsty by the time we got down so we just chose one of the first places to eat that we saw. We chose this place because a lady at the other place kept yelling at us to go eat at her place and it was annoying and we didn't want to encourage that kind of behavior. The food was definately catered towards the western palate. Read: ok but not great.
and a little Chinglish, an endless source of nerdy entertainment...


Malea said...

I totally cheated the first time I went up, and I will do it again, and again. If I ever make it back there. You lucky gurl.

mmm.chocolate said...

Ahhh, the memories! Thank you for letting the rest of us live your adventures vicariously. You may have said the food was just ok, but, the photos still made me salivate. Oh, how I do miss the food in China. I didn't know Chinglish was entertainment for nerds? Does that make me nerdy? I find those signs to be hilarious. Yeah, I'm super nerdy ;-)

amelia and crew said...

Ok, why are you in China? I missed that part.

Emily said...

Awesome - I love the picture looking through the wall. Spectacular.

You both look so great and. . . Asia.

Courtney said...

Remember all the "this wall is GREAT" jokes we came up with up there? "Wow, this wall is great..." and we thought we were so funny. We were.

Christina said...

Score, I resisted the jokes just in case you didn't remember. Then, no one would think I was funny.

Kathryn said...

I loved the pictures of you two on the Great Wall. That is a place I hope to visit someday. You two will have to go there with Gordon and me. It sounds like you are having a wonderful trip. We look forward to seeing all your photos and hearing the details of your vacation. We got a kick out of the signs in English. Actually, if I made a sign in Chinese, it would be even more strange than their signs are. The two languages are so very different. Karl has probably had fun brushing up on his Chinese. Has it come back to him? I am glad to hear that the kids are having a good time with their Grandma? I wish I lived closer to them and wasn't working. It would have been fun to tend them.


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