Arrived in Beijing

On May 24th 2017, I left the UK to China for a month’s holiday. This is my first trip to China, the first time I have left the UK in 16 years and the furthest I have travelled.


I landed safely in Beijing – huge, hot, hectic city!

Beijing Airport is huge too. XR told me it’s the largest in the country, and second largest in the world. I was glad that she came to meet me and took me to the hotel…

Or, to be precise, her driver took us to the hotel!

We passed a few landmarks on the way of course – but I couldn’t get good photos from the car.
This is the famous “bird’s nest” Olympic Stadium. I would get a closer view of this later.

I am writing from the 16th floor of an air-conditioned luxurious hotel, overlooking the University.

To the left (West) in the haze is 香山 (xiāng shān) “Fragrance Hill/Mountain”.

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