Huw's BitTraffic at certain times is horrendous - took us 3 hours to get back from Ming Toombs - cant have been more than 150km! Great Wall at Badaling was everything I wanted it to be and more, but I will never, ever understand how the bloody hell they built it! Sooooo many people climbing the wall and apparently it wasn't busy. Ming Toombs (13th/Emperor Wanli) also spectacular.
The Great Wall is hard to put into words - such a feat of human endeavour, so awe inspiring-we climbed to the highest point in humidity and heat that was debilitating - very steep. A visit to the incredible Ming Tombs where the 13th Emperor and his wives are buried 100 metres underground - another superb engineering feat ( and a lovely change of temperature!)