Beijing is not in my list of places I want to visit but, I was lucky enough to be selected as a participant of an 11-day training. It was my first international training and am so thankful that the exhausting preparation was worth it. It was nice to visit the Great Wall but I didn't expect the huge crowd. I know it would have been great being there without the crowd and maybe hike comfortably at your own pace. But anyway, I am thankful for the experience, I didn't expect I would be able to travel outside the country this year.
And now I am so excited of my travel plans next year with my sister. So I should be saving hard, for a two week backpacking trip in Europe and the thought of Miss Saigon makes me more excited.