Beijing Daytrip: The Great Wall of China

Three hours climbing stairs and pathways of the Great Wall of China brought up many questions for me, but it only answered one. The one question that was answered went back to my childhood, when my Hungarian grandmother would refer to anything far away as being “practically in Outer Mongolia!” I never knew what she meant by that, but now I do, because I’d spent the previous week in Outer Mongolia (now known simply as Mongolia) rafting and fly-fishing with We had a three-day la