It was truly an enjoyable experience to wander around the Great Wall of China so early in the morning by ourselves.
For the first 15 or 20 minutes Alisha and I explored the wall, having the time of our lives experiencing a bit of history first-hand. Shorty after that 20-minute window passed, a few more people started to gather on the wall. Then a few more.
Suddenly the Great Wall of China seemed packed with tourists.
Everywhere we turned there were people walking by with their radios blaring, tour groups shouting amongst themselves and children screaming as they ran by. It became a bit of a headache, but we still were able to force ourselves to enjoy the moment.
We really ended up cherishing our earlier time alone on the famed wall.
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