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Pretty great

The Great Wall of China

Okay, I'm impressed...

Building a fence out of chicken wire that runs this long (6300 kilometers) would be pretty good.

Replacing that chicken wire with stones would be better.

Making that stone wall 20 to 40 feet tall would be really good.

Putting that wall on the spine of ragged, jagged, unfriendly mountain terrain would be....



In fact, in this day of over-hyped events and monuments, it almost seems like the Great Wall needs a new title.

Maybe The Really Great Wall. 
Or The Awesome Wall. 
Or The Long, Tall, Serpentine Barrier To All Who Would Challenge the Supremacy of the Emperor.
Or The Great Place To Buy Cheesy Tee-Shirts and Fake Mongolian Hats While Eating at KFC.

Insert your own dragon metaphor here

Angie likes it!

Ah, let's just leave it at The Great Wall, cause it really is great.

We visited the Badaling section of the wall, which was only a 50 minute taxi ride from our hotel, and got pretty lucky with the weather.

The leaves were colorful, the sky was blue, the sun was warm, breezes were cool, men were manly, and women were beautiful.

Well, that's how I remember it anyway...

We spent about three hours there.
We might have spent longer, but after 10:30, the density of people was about the same as a Tokyo train at rush hour.
With a lot of people smoking...

So my advice is go early or stay late, but definitely go.
I would rank this right with Angkor Wat or Ayers Rock, or the California Redwoods, as one of the most impressive things I've ever seen.
So see it!