Beijing was phenomenal and the people I got to meet there were amazing. I was a bit nervous from being sick but everything worked out better than I could imagine. Day one I got to visit the forbidden city and the summer palace. The colors and designs were so intricate and beautiful, I had never seen anything like that before. On my second day I was able to do what I came there for, climb the Great Wall. The part I climbed was built in the 1300s. It was exhausting but exhilarating when you made it as far up as you could get. It was definitely something I was looking forward to and didn’t disappoint. 4 places down and 4 more to go, I have hit the halfway point. Next stop Tokyo, Japan.