The weather the past few days had been less than cooperative with our travels. Friday at the Forbidden City was windy and cold, so naturally we were all lightly dressed and nearly froze. Saturday we expected the same cool weather, especially at the Great Wall, and dressed accordingly -- and we were met with warmer weather at Mutianyu. But today we got it right.
This was my third visit to the Summer Palace and it still impressed me -- a whole lake and vast tracts of land for the former royal family to enjoy. We didn't stay long; we were still tired from Mutianyu the day before.