It’s 4:30 a.m. Kentucky time, and it’s 4:30 p.m. Beijing time. We arrived just after 2:30 arriving in the biggest city I’ve ever seen (our guide says over 13 million and growing).
I felt quite the Kentucky chick when I looked at the plane for the trip from Chicago. It was honestly the largest plane I’d ever seen. After 13 hours on board, I decided it was entirely too small. :O)
Tomorrow we will see the Great Wall of China (I saw it from the air as we passed over) and we will visit the Forbidden City.
After that, tomorrow afternoon, we will be boarding yet another plane for inner-country flight. That one should be only about 2 hours, but I’m not sure I’ll be ready to get back on a plane at that time. We shall see.
Tonight … err this afternoon, I’m just trying to stay awake to make sure I sleep tonight. Staying awake until 2 a.m. and leaving at 4 a.m. for this was, … well… not the smartest thing I’ve ever done.
I really thought I’d be able to sleep on the plane. Ha. LOL. I should sleep like a rock tonight though.
Headed to get a bite to eat and go for a short walk, there are shops all around the hotel. After the taxi ride in, I’m ready to go see some of this architecture up close.