Back again Please note picture! I climbed part of it today! What amazing views! Lots of good pics (when I can download them!). We went to a less touristy part of the wall at a place called Simatai, so very few people on it. Managed 7 out of the 12 towers in the time we had - very steep in places and very hot. Each tourist is accompanied by a Chinese lady who befriends you in the hope that you will buy some of her wares. My lady was called Ni; very friendly. She held my hand when I was struggling and fanned me when I was hot. It worked - I bought a t-shirt! I thought she deserved it for climbing all that way. She does it EVERY DAY to earn a few pennies. What is small money to us is a lot to the Chinese. I was glad to help her. Got very overheated on the way down - haven't shaken off the headache yet. Have just returned from an evening show at the Red Theatre - a KungFu dance spectacular. It really was impressive - the performers are so strong! Tomorrow (Monday): 9am: set off for Tianamen Square and the Forbidden City; free afternoon; 5.30pm to restaurant for Beijing duck; 7.30pm overnight train to Xian. They eat dog and cat here! Dog is an expensive delicacy! Will probably be eating yak when we get down south - pray that I will have a cast-iron stomach. William turned out to be Bill, and OAP who originates from Scotland but has lived for years in New Zealand. All the girls thought he was going to be a young, strapping Aussie! His arrival could mean I get a single room for the whole trip - so here's hoping. Love to all. Thought of you all at church today.