Hanting Express (Beijing Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... I do miss Colorado, but I am happy that I am doing something new in my life.
Expect a new blog about the Silk Road once I return in two weeks.
Funny story: A guy named Lance wanted to sing Benny and the Jets when he found out what my name was. That brought me back to freshmen year of college when people began singing that to me the month after school started.
Side note: I met one guy ...
... a bell and finally they opened inwards. I was becoming even more twitchy. Another world greeted us through the gates. A courtyard residence in the ancient style, Bamboo Garden Hotel is a peaceful oasis and there can be no doubt we are in China. Ornamental wood carvings surround the courtyard through which is accessed a covered walkway decorated with red paper lanterns - red is everywhere here as it symbolises good luck - and beyond the walkway is a bamboo ...
... working properly a root is getting more fairly good, if is that kind of wood attribute and the thunder that soil attribute mix work properly a root, or water attribute and wood attribute mix of the ice work properly a root, that is also very good, that call the variation work properly a root, also very rare, and then some double of attributes not like, for example fire attribute and water attribute, these two attributes were mutually ...
... on yesterday, bent down and promptly ripped them!!!!
To this end I concentrated on getting a few beers and negotiating for a jade necklace, bracelet and earings for Jennifer.
In the evening we went off for the much vaunted Peking Duck dinner. Thre of the ladies and one guy had purchased made to measure Chinese outfits for the night!!! The meal was OK but nothing exciting
After lots of goodbyes and good lucks we finally got onto the plane to Beijing and immediately felt like a minority.
13.5 hours of flight, 2 "meals" and not a lot of sleep later we get our first sight of the mainland!
We were both impressed how flat, dusty and "patch-worky" the country-side looked.
The first of our moments of sheer terror hit like a brick wall as we landed and the reality of what we were doing sank in.