Friday, December 07, 2007

The Forbidden City and The Great Wall

Today we're heading to both those places. We've filled our bellies and are now waiting for the group.

We flew in from Chicago to Beijing going West. On our flight, out the left side, you could see the Great Wall. We, of course, were on the right and I'm sure not every flight is the same but if you're flying United from Chicago, there's a tip for ya for those waiting.

Last night we went to dinner. They will only serve you one tiny glass of water. They charge you for a bottle after that. (6 RMB) I wish I had known that before I drank down the glass before dinner. LOL

We also exchanged currency at the airport in Atlanta. Hold off on this until you get here. At our hotel, anyway, the currency exchange is open 24 hours and they provided a much better rate. (We only exchanged a small amount in Atlanta, just in case but we didn't need to.)

The meals so far have been decent and the hotel room is very warm.

I'll post more as I can.

A HUGE congrats goes out to Mick and James for their referral of their little girl, Olivia! So happy for you guys!

8 comments:

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I am soaking in all the tips for future reference... I am really looking forward to climbing the Great Wall... hopefully we go to the spot where you can put the padlock on the chain on the wall... that is something I want to do.

Mick & James said...

Sounds like fun!!!

Lisa, Doug & Briana said...

Woohoo! Have fun today!

Ladybug Hugs 4 U said...

Yeah - you are there. Have fun :D

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Sounds... like you are having fun...
Can't wait to see pictures...

RoLo said...

So happy to read your update:) I will be taking notes for sure because our time is coming soon...........we got our referral yesterday:) We have a little girl:)

kris said...

Sounds amazing! Can't believe you're really there!! :O)

Jackie said...

Maybe you should do an episode of Globe Trekker for adopting parents. ;) Sounds like a busy day. Enjoy!