My second day in Beijing, and I had a flight back to Malaysia scheduled for 4pm that afternoon. I was hell bent on seeing the Great Wall (whichever part I could!) and after some question asking, I decided on booking a private car, through the hotel, the night before.
A scheduled night in Beijing and a canceled flight the next day? I couldn’t believe my luck! I had just spent the last two weeks in China working my ‘other life’ - massaging for a cycling team at a huge, ten day race in Qinghai province.