Arrival at Beijing, China
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March 21st, 2008 – by: ariwardani
A man was already there, waiting for us. He could not speak English.
Beijing at that time was pretty cold. When we went out of the airport building, the icy breeze blew on our face and our body. It was around 9 degree Celcius and this was the first time for my family, my parents, and my parent in law in experiencing a cold weather situation. I used to have this kind of cold weather when I lived in Germany but I already forgot that it really bit my bones and it hurt my nose.
After a while, the man who was our driver came to where we stood. He drove a SUV that had 12 seaters so it gave enough space for our luggages. We praised the Lord when we finally entered the vehicle and sat down under the warm temperature inside.
The man drove us to our hotel, Beijing Shatan hotel in downtown. The hotel's name gave a bit uncomfortable feeling when we read it or say it because in our language Shatan sounds similar with "Setan" or in English = satan, evil. There must be a very good explanation for the Beijing people why they put the name of Shatan as the name of the road where the hotel was located.
We quickly made our check-in and guided to our room. Soon, we went to sleep that night.
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