Sunday, June 10, 2007

[The Life of Shaun #125] Made it!

I've made it to Beijing!  Fairly innocuous flight, lots of socialising with the class, no traumas to speak of to Shanghai.  Then we transferred to an internal flight to Beijing on a plane that was built in 1922.  It's odd - it was bumpy the whole way, but at seemingly random points they would decide to say "We seem to be hitting some turbulence, please return to your seats" thought there was no discernible difference from when there "wasn't" turbulence.
Had a couple drinks in a local area last night and the Forbidden City today.  Beijing is an odd city; all its older neighbourhoods are being ripped down and being replaced with huge avenues and new buildings.  It's a highly impersonal city.
Off to have dinner on the Great Wall (!?!?) - just wanted to check in.  Hope all's well where you are.

Shaun Coley
Clerkenwell, Islington
London, UK

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