My Trip to Beijing, February 2, 2011.
As you may already know, I have lived in Qingdao for the past 6 months – a sea-side city which is a one-hour flight from Beijing, where I lived for the previous 5 years. I am now on holidays for 14 days – and no better time because it’s Chinese New Year, than to spend 5 days in Beijing with my lovely friends.
The fireworks across the skyline is amazing – and although my photography skills are sadly lacking for fireworks, you get the idea. This is a shot of the fireworks from the distance in my hotel.
I stay at the Westin Financial Street as the guests of Lewis and Maggie with the boys and Roberta. We have a great time chattng, sleeping, eating, walking, resting, more eating, more chating, more walking and doing some sparklers at night. The boys like the Lego Robotics kit I brought them for belated Chanukah and Chinese New Year present.
We walk past Maggie’s old school and take a photo.
Roberta and Maggie and I go to the Dirt Market but none of the carpet stalls that I was hoping to see are opened but we take some revolutionary pictures.
Dave and Susie come over one evening and we enjoy our time together.
This lady with Michael is 77 years old, has lived in the same village all her life and has only seen a foreigner once before me (the Japanese who invaded China in 1937). She wants to know my age, can’t take her eyes off me and can’t believe how amazing I look for MY age!
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