Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Big Wellington, Little China (T-4)

My goals for Beijing:
  1. See the Great Wall
  2. Eat Peking Duck
  3. Buy cheap clothing, perhaps from a sweat shop outlet store
  4. Buy an iPod
  5. Introduce democracy
Four days to go.

This is awesome - in four days I'll be on a plane heading to China. My flight should have just left Auckland, and I'll be sipping on some bottled water and whatever else I managed to sneak out from the Koru lounge.


First stop Beijing. I'm being met at the airport by a friend of mine, so that instantly makes things easier. I finally got my visa to travel there (the delay was due to my laziness in applying), so all I have to do now is hope that I don't get targeted as a swine flu risk (being from NZ). My goal will be to somehow restrain my desire to be the centre of attention and not draw too much attention to myself - this might help.

I'm in Beijing for four days, which may not be enough time to do all the things that I want to. It should be enough time to get a good feel for the city, and try a few local restaurants and such, but I'm not sure I've left myself enough time to get to the Great Wall or see many of the other attractions. I shall have to play this by ear.

Like my life.

1 comment:

  1. Liking the title of this post!

    Have a great trip Steven, look forward to your updates on here.

    And you might want to read Bryson's chapter on Austria before you go there...

    Cheers, Brandon