Monday, July 20, 2009

Video from the Jiankou section of the Great Wall

You'll recall that I camped out at the Great Wall last month and had a great time. Well here's a video:

If you ever make the trip yourself and want a small bit of advice on how best to maximize your experience, or at least how to achieve that one everlasting, breathtaking, astonishing, damn-near-sublime moment, the kind that, momentarily at least, relieves you of all worries: leave your tent at night, preferably when it's pitch dark and the woods are aquiver with the unabating nocturne of the cricket philharmonic, and look up.

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