Sometimes everything just goes to plan and sometimes some places do not disappoint. I had read about visiting the Great Wall of China, bus loads of tourists, stalls, vendors of cheap rubbish, touts and even a cable car to get to the top. It sounds awful, I couldn’t think of anything worse.
Fortunately I had read, possibly in the lonely planet and so was forewarned. We spoke to the hotel we were staying at and managed to arrange a driver to take as to a more remote section of the wall and drop us off with the arrangement that he would drive to the next town and pick us up in a few hours time.
With a packed lunch and some water bottles we took off. The day was perfect, peaceful and lonely (we only encountered maybe 4 other people on our trek.)
Verdict ? I rate this trip with 5 stars!