On May 24th 2017, I left the UK to China for a month’s holiday. This was my first trip to China, the first time I had 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. Sharon 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”.