May 21, 2007
Off to China
Well, not quite yet. But yesterday, I purchased a round trip ticket on Continental Airlines' nonstop flight from Newark to Beijing. I'll be leaving on Saturday, August 4, and will be in China for ten days.
I'll be traveling with a few of my wandering friends, but will arrive in the Middle Kingdom three days before they do. My working plan is to fly on to Shanghai, spend some days in that modern city, then perhaps take the sleeper train back to Beijing. This way, I'll be rested and have a Chinese city under my belt when that jet-lagged bunch arrives.
What do do in Beijing? Great Wall. Forbidden City. Eat Peking Duck in the restaurant where it was invented. Watch the Yankee game live at 7am. Can't wait.