Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ni Hao, Beijing!

Hello from Beijing! Our stay in San Francisco was great, and now a distant memory! The flight here and all the travel has been really seamless. The flight was relatively short, about 11 hours but no TV's in the seats in front made it seem longer. We flew into the sun the whole time so it was never dark, so we basically skipped an entire nights sleep. We are now at our hotel, very tired and befuddled after a strange dining experience. I think this is what we are going to encounter the rest of the stay...Beijing so far seems like a cool city. I have to say that it is immediately apparent that the air quality is shockingly bad. Just a foggy haze of smog everywhere. It feels like breathing in a bus terminal. The other 2 families with us are very nice and tomorrow we are all going on a Hutong tour and hopefully for some Peking duck.