Friday, July 06, 2007

MJ and Nici Are In China--Beijing!!!

Editor's Note: This is from MJ and Nici's blog. For more pictures and back entries, please visit their blog here.

We finally made it to Beijing! Our flight over was uneventful, but long. I was nervous about all the flying, but that was quickly forgotten when we stepped foot in China!

We left Dallas at eight in the morning on Wed. and arrived in SFO at 940am pacific time. We left SFO at 1115am and 11hours and 26 minutes later we touched down in Beijing. Customs was busy, but we got through it with no problems.
We were not expecting such a nice hotel! It is very nice and it has all the ammenities that a person needs when traveling on such a long trip! This is a picture of the countdown clock for the Olympics on the Cultural Museum in Tian'an Men Square.
Here is a picture of the gate that led to the Forbidden City.
A picture of some rickshaws driving down the street in the Hutong district of Beijing.

This is a picture from the Silk Factory Institute. We learned how the silk is made and then processed to make goods. It was very interesting!

This is a picture from the Chinese Acrobatic Show. This was a great way to end the day! We really enjoyed the show and were amazed at the flexibility and balance all of the performers had.

Tomorrow we will continue our adventures and I plan to post some pictures on the blog tomorrow.

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