Here are the first photos of the gang! Looks like everyone is enjoying a hearty meal! About the meal, Tom said:
Great meal tonight, lots of veggies, pork, green beans with garlic and chili peppers and a few other tasty treats.
Tom said the flight over was without music and TV! It is a looooong flight anyway, but the lack of the TV and music made it even longer!
It won’t be long now before we and see some photos of their first experiences in Beijing. Some of the magnificent places and events the group will be seeing are:
- The Great Wall at Mutianyu
- Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
- The Summer Palace
- The Pearl Market (shopping)
- The Temple of Heaven
We’ll look at each of these in more detail as the group visits these amazing places.
Here are a couple of links to help give you a better idea of what Beijing is all about:
Did you know the population of Beijing China is over 24 times that of Vermont! That’s right, over 12.8 million people in Beijing. To give you better perspective of how many people that is, New York City is just over 8 million; Los Angeles 4 million; and Boston at 600,000.
Beijing will be hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics next year. The group should be able to should see many of the Olympic venues taking shape.
Olympics Beijing 2008
Okay, so here we go. Our Journey East gang has safely landed on the other side of the planet and, after a good night’s sleep, will spend the next couple of days exploring Beijing.
We should be getting our first reports and photos soon. Can’t wait!