We arrived back in Beijing and the weather is beautiful!
We left the hotel at 4 AM (too early) and headed for the airport. When we arrived in Beijing the weather was beautiful, about 42 degrees. I took an adventure and went solo in a cab to Tian Yi, which is a famous center in the middle of the city. Please don't be fooled, my Mandarin has NOT improved- there was a lot of nodding and gesturing involved!
Tian Yi was nice. Although it was rather far, I walked back to enjoy the day and the sights and sounds. I will sleep good tonight. I have attached a fews pictures I snapped on the way back. My favorite one is of the "petshop on wheels". The vendor really wanted me to buy some turtles!!! I did manage to buy a Coke Zero on the walk back to the hotel and this certain was a BIG win.
Our group has all split up to head their separate ways home. Great friends were made and I especially will miss the crews from GA and MA!! Eddie is off to attend school at Shanghi Ladder-still waiting to hear how his arrival went :-)
"petshop on wheels"
This picture is for you. Emily. It is the cutiest dog I have seen in all of China!
These are all the bicycles "parked" along the main boulevard. There are almost as many bicycles and mopeds on the roads as there are cars.