Archive - Jan 3, 2007

Beijing

The internet has been very sporadic in Beijing, so I have not been able to post until this morning when suddenly we could connect.

Beijing is a completely different city than Shanghai. The totalitarianism is evident. Soldiers everywhere. Wide avenues, huge Stalinist government buildings and a generally grim appearance.

Yesterday, we went to the Great Wall. I have enough pictures to post for a month.

This evening, after spending the day in the Forbidden City, we will take an overnight train to Hongszhou where we will stay on beautiful West Lake.