We had been to the Great Wall of China on the last day of January 2 years ago. It was a great experience except for the harsh cold weather. But in fairness to the cold, there was snow and I was able to touch real snow and even made a snowball and a small snowman. Contrary to my impression that China is very strict, it is only strict in the Tiananmen Square but in other areas, it is like a free country. Food is relatively cheap and we enjoyed the Chinese food. Generally, the Chinese people are timid especially to foreign tourists because they don't speak English. Not to forget, their fruits are of great quality that we brought home 2 kilos of strawberries.