Monday, September 14, 2009

First Day in China

I AM FINALLY THERE!
After two long flights, a wait in the transit and a long taxi drive I finally arrived at my room in Best Western OL Stadium Hotel in Beijing, China.
The flights were comfortable especially the one from Doha to Beijing, the entertainment system was amazing as I got to watch "Angels and Demos", a "Fringe" episode and listen to some arabic and english music. The staff of Qatar Airways were nice and helpful, the food was OK and I got to sleep on the second flight.
Al Doha transit was OK, I got to meet a Chinese girl called Emma, she helped me pass the boring two hours transit.
For health issues they asked us to fill a form on the plane asking about our health condition, I had a running nose because of the air conditioning and so I mentioned in the form. When I got to PEK airport the doctors had me checked.
The procedures of entering Beijing was smooth, I found out that they had an Automatic Train in the Airport to move passengers between terminals. What helped that every recorded message and every sign was in both Chinese and English.
When I got out the airport I easily found a Taxi and I got to the hotel room, the hotel room is smaller than I expected but it's big enough. I couldn't help but fall asleep right after I got into the room.
I woke up after 3 hours and decided to walk to the conference hotel to see how long it would take me to get there. It was a nice walk and it didn't take long. When I got there I noticed a very high tower that was lit in different colors and blinking in a very beautiful way; I had all the time in the world so I decided to walk to there. I found out it was the Olympic Tower in the Olympic Green. I can't describe how beautiful it is but the pictures will be enough!
When I was walking back to the hotel I found a large bus stop. I asked the driver if he was heading to my hotel and he was!
It was a really great first day, I hope that the next will be much better!

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  2. Congrats Dude that's a great start.Wish you tons of luck :D

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  3. Good Luck there. Wish you the best.
    But why are you the only one on Bus? :D

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