I have arrived in Beijing safe and sound. The flight wasn't bad, I alternated between sleeping and reading Breaking Dawn. The Beijing International Airport is absolutely huge. I had nothing to worry about though, there were people waiting there for me to get me to the hotel. I am feeling pretty good, kind of amazed I'm not more jetlagged actually. It cracks me up that I didn't have to change my watch. The time here is exactly the same as Rochester, just flip the AM and PM.
I had dinner at The Great Hall of the People (or Great Hall of the Peeps as I like to call it). I loved the outfits these girls wore in the hallways. Check out those shoes!
The food was delicious, served family style. I was also enamoured with the little panda chopstick rests.
The architecture in Beijing is just amazing. I don't even know what this building is across the street from The Great Hall of the Peeps but I loved the colored lights they projected on it. Everything here is a feast for the eyes.
I am also blogging about Beijing and the Olympics on the 1000 Words blog, so you can read more there.