Ni Hao (Hello) from Beijing!!
Trip Start Jun 09, 2010
30Trip End Jul 08, 2010
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But what a trip it was to get here! My Dad drove me to Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. (which is a pretty ugly airport) and we got there around 9:30am I think and my flight started boarding around 11:30am. We all boarded on time but then there were delays due to problems emptying the waste tank – ewwwwwww! And there were some late boarders. I had a window seat which I was very excited about but we were right over the massive 777 wing so it was hard to see much
I watched 3 movies (How to Train Your Dragon, Wall-e, and Dear John) We got two lunches and a snack of "Chinese" aka Ramen Noodles inbetween. I brought snacks of M&Ms and soft peppermint sticks with me which I shared with my interested seat buddy. I tried to sleep and maybe got about 6ish hours total.
We landed in Beijing around 3:00pm local time which is 12 hours different from home time so I didn’t have to change my new watch. I met up with the AIFS representative and Program Director and some of the other students and we set off by bus to the hotel. We hit lots of traffic and the drivers were using the shoulder like a lane. Waiting at intersections also seems optional but all in all it was an uneventful drive.
We settled in the hotel (which apparently has a pool and bowling) and then met up to explore our neighborhood and get some dinner
We only have one internet cable in the room so my roommate and I have to take turns. And she is already in bed and it is dark and I want to be in bed sleeping too so I will post this in the morning!!