mabroda May 23rd, 2009
Meet Zhou Ge, our driver (former China military driver – very skilled but terrifying):
A view from the start:
The COW Mountain Goat Team
Can you find Susan?
A look back over our progress (we traversed 30 wall towers on our way to Simatai):
Our trip to the Great Wall brought our closest brush with death — not from stumbling over the crumbling masonry, but from the taxi drive there and back. We counted at least 4 times on the way back in which a crash seemed inevitable. But surely the driver had things under control the whole time? Here are two people very happy to be alive (the third is taking the picture):
The most AMAZING noodles ever (David and Matthew each had two bowls). Food total for 5 bowls, 2 sides of cucumber, 1 side of cabbage, and three beers = $7.50.
Up to this point, we had no repeat dishes while in China. But in this hole-in-the-wall, Matthew found his noodle nirvana, so Saturday’s dinner was an encore of Friday’s lunch. And much enjoyed.