During most of our lives, we move around just above the surface of the planet. There’s something magical about going way ABOVE ground and deep BELOW ground, and I’ve done both of these in the past few days. It kind of makes a person feel like a bird or an earthworm, going places that human beings don’t usually get to go.
In Shanghai, I went up to the 100th floor of the World Financial Center, which is the highest observatory in the world. Even though the weather was very foggy, it was still an amazing experience to be so high. The video below shows what it was like:
After our time in Shanghai, we arrived yesterday in the countryside outside of Beijing. One of our first stops was to the Shi Hua Caves. These amazing underground treasures are naturally formed. There were some artificial lights to make the experience more magical, but the stalactites and stalagmites were created by nature. We went down deeper and deeper, traveling for well over an hour down the wet stairs. The reward was well worth the journey.