Feelings of combinations of being in awe and pure exhaustion. I am beyond words.
What a breeze the health check and custom was... really only people in masks coming in with a temperature gun checking for abnormal fevers.... QUICK, EFFICIENT, PAINLESS! I tried to take a picture of the masked temperature takers but was told "No picture!". It was like.... In, aim and onto the next passenger. For those traveling, no worries!
You never experience a true Chinese food orgy until you let a native do the ordering while keeping an open taste bud! Hot Pot last night and tonight??? Dish after delicious dish! I am so fortunate to have an amazing friend who has been living here in Beijing for the past few years.... She has two beautiful, intelligent Chinese daughters that just wet my appetite for Tate.
Today was a day of hanging around, relaxing and meeting some of our travel families! A recommendation for those who are yet to travel? Hire a taxi and have them head from your hotel to the BeiHai Park. Oh the places you will see! Ignore the crazy driving and look at the buildings with juxtaposition of high tech glass buildingsstanding watch over title alleyways of the hutang neighborhoods. Climb that hill of steps and gaze at the sprawling landscape that is Beijing.
Tomorrow we start the group tour of Forbidden City, Tienanmen Square, Summer Palace and the Beijing acrobats.
A few firsts for me today....
I cannot get into blogspot so someone else is posting.... sorry not pictures.