The day after the new James Bond movie “Casino Royale” came out, I have to admit it felt very correct to be conducting my 7th visit to the Great Wall. This time it was a team building trip with the people from work. Believe it or not, but there are Chinese that have never been to the Great Wall, but it is kind of a pilgrimage that they need to make, in order to be proper Chinese.
This time we opted for a bus to jinshanling and a 10 k walk to Simatai. It’s the same trip I did the very first time I went to the Wall, so I kind of felt like a tour guide. The weather was excellent and we enjoyed a nice pace to take in the scenery. Halfway we stopped for a good picnic made up of sandwiches and snacks. We naturally used the opportunity to take some pictures, before we headed back down to catch our bus back.