Flight To China
15.11.2012 - 19.11.2012
In my life there has been many days that seem to take forever, but this one is the longest for sure. It started at 5am Mountain Standard Time (MST) 2 hours before sunrise is when Flip and I left for the airport. The first stop was San Francisco CA, there was a delay on the flight so we got to stretch. Then it was the long flight to Beijing, China starting at 2 pm Mountain time. The flight was long and hard, but the good news was beer was free... not that you want to get drunk and wakeup with a hangover in flight. I was too excited to sleep so as I sat there I noticed that the sun was about to set. Well I was wrong. The sun did not set till we got to Beijing at 8 in the Morning Mountain time. So the sun was out for a total of 25 hours. Now my body has no clue what time or day it is. As I write this it is 1 am here in China.
Saturday morning was early at 5am here 3 pm MST. Our first day was spent walking around Tien Amin Square and hanging at the hostel. The sights and smells are different here but I do see some things form home like McDonalds and KFC. Once we could see the city with the sun out we could see our location is more like old china with small buildings and shops. We walked the streets and alleys for hours. (note everyone spits here. Hock a logie style. Even girls.) One thing you see is lots of people sweeping the street. This is a clean town at least where I am at.
Sunday was the China Flea Market. We took the scenic way around and it turns out we were close just had bad directions. You can never be lost if you don't care where you are going and this is all an adventure to me. The market was cool lots of things to see, knicknacks, art, hand carved stones and so on. I also had my first breakfast street taco thing and it was great all for about 66 cents and now I look for them every day. Well that is it for now. Make sure to check Flipouting.com for more blogs and photos by Flip.