So I had to give it a try but the day was so hot and the crowd so huge that I only made it half way to the top!
But it was Great to be able to spend time with my daughter Fei, visiting her Montessori shool in Beijing where she teaches
Making Chinese dumplings in her kitchen
Listening to her play the piano at Church in a musical presentation..
..and what a large branch they have in Beijing with members stacking up taller than the Great Wall!
So nice to meet an old friend Selva who is the brother of Michael Tamil, now married and settled in Beijing speaking fluent Mandarin.
I really love the spirit of the people of China like the photo of this man taken in Tianamen Square.
I was caught up with the spirit of the Olympics too and went to the Olympic Village to see the 'Bird's Nest' designed stadium.
All good things had to come to an end with saying good bye to Fei at the airport
Well at least I had one bonus... I came to visit one daughter in Beijing but left with two instead.