A few months ago, I booked Kandace and I flights to the Philippines for Spring Break. I knew we had a layover in Beijing, but it did not occur to me that we would be able to go out and explore.
We hired a driver for the day and he took us to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China and the Lama Temples. Neither one of us were particularly fond of the energy in China, but we enjoy every minute at both places we visited.
It was a unique experience for both of us. Unless you have a burning desire to visit China, I would only recommend going on a layover. Here are a few of my favorite moments from our 15 hour layover in Beijing. One of my images was even featured by Essence magazine!