Previously on one of my other blogs, I talked about a backpack that I sit in. The backpack is an old hiking pack that my dad converted into a Kasenya pack. I wore it for the first time ever when we went to see the Great Wall of China a couple of days ago. That backpack helps me go to places where my wheelchair cannot go, like up and down the many stairs of the Great Wall. The Great Wall is really old, and really long. We had to take a high cable car to get to the top of the wall. At first I was nervous, and then I was brave as my Mom packed me around to see the Wall.
When we were at the Wall it was foggy and the fog made everything look cool. The country side around the Great Wall is hilly and covered with flora (forest). It was hot out which wasn’t a bad thing.
There is the wall and there are also guard towers for the Wall. The towers are part of the Great Wall and so we could walk along the Great Wall to get to them. I didn’t expect the towers to be part of the wall. Some of the wall is made out of granite blocks.
Some other people told us that the Badaling part of the Wall was filled with tourists so, of course, we didn’t go there. Instead we went to another section called Mutianyu.
I thought the wall would be colourful with banners but it was not what I would call colourful..
Bissky Dziadyk Family
Travelling the world as a family since 2008.
In September 2008 our family embarked on a four month journey through South East Asia. Traveling with a child who uses a wheelchair presented its challenges, but following the Mekong River through China, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam with a wheelchair was truly an adventure.
When we move beyond our fears and embrace our dreams, the Universe has an odd way of not only supporting us but giving us more opportunities than we ever imagined. Embarking on a journey with an open heart we can not help but be changed forever by the experience. Indeed it would be a waste to return untouched in the spiritual realm.
September: China (Beijing, Xi’an,Kunming, Yuanyang)
October: Northern Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong Bay) and
Laos (Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Vientiane)
November: Southern Vietnam (Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta)
December: Cambodia (Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Battambang, Kampot and Sihanoukville).