24 May 2012

That Day at the Great Wall.


The Happy Bunch | The Imperial Garden, Beijing | ©2012
Left to right: Me, Nikko, Bambi, Edeena, Chris.
Photo taken by our awesome guide, Jamie.


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So, I've become the greatest klutz this side of the planet (or maybe the entire universe). After this picture was taken, I took a step back, lost my balance, and almost fell on my butt.

I had little accidents like that the entire time we were in Beijing -- slipping on floors, tripping on stairs or steps, dropping drinks from my tray, and falling on sidewalks. But the accident I will never forget happened at the Great Wall. And no, I did not tumble off the walls, thank you very much. The accident happened at the end of the sled (Toboggan) ride. My right foot hit the sled control when I got off the Toboggan, and to keep myself from falling, I grabbed the controls with my right hand. Our guide, Jamie, was worried I dislocated my bones. But it was just a case of pulled muscles. It hurt so bad, I was on the verge of tears and thought I was going to pass out.

My shoulder was throbbing with pain, I couldn't move my arm, my legs were shaking. My friends came to my rescue, of course. They are the sweetest people. They massaged my arm and volunteered to carry my things. I took a pain reliever hoping the pain would abate a little. And it did, thankfully.

Despite my little accidents, I totally enjoyed the trip. I would certainly love to go back. There are still so many places to see in Beijing and so much shopping to do. *grin* My friends and I had a wonderful time. I will be sharing stories over at my travel blog soon.

Posted some images of our visit to the Forbidden City over at Facebook.

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Next stop: Vietnam. And already crossing my fingers I won't fall off a motorcycle. :D

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julai June 6, 2012 at 4:04 AM  

I´m glad you are ok Ate and ohh, sa previous post pako nakabantay ate but forgot to comment, samot ka ug ka guapa ate, as in! mo kiskis na jd ko sa imong kuko pohon ate pra matakdan ko.hehehe.

Aileen June 27, 2012 at 9:59 PM  

julai said...
I´m glad you are ok Ate and ohh, sa previous post pako nakabantay ate but forgot to comment, samot ka ug ka guapa ate, as in! mo kiskis na jd ko sa imong kuko pohon ate pra matakdan ko.hehehe.

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Hahaha! Funny gyud ka, Jul! I'm really glad, too, that nothing serious happened to me after that little accident. Our guide and my friends got so worried.

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