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olympic swimming center
From Shenzhen airport (we took the bus with this crazy ticket seller on board, who is actually the chief on the bus - not the driver. The girl was not only selling tickets but also screaming out loud the next stop names, telling the driver to stop or to close the door and so on, she was like a bee doing carefully her job) we took the Air China to Beijing. But they changed the schedule and we were 1 hour to early, then the plane was delayed another hour. But finally we landed safely in the capital airport. With the airport express train ABC - which is the fastest way to get to town - we went to Dongzhimen metro station and arrived at the hostel. It's not the best one but not the worst one as well.
olympic tower
The main problem is, there is this group of chinese ppl staying here, who are so laud in the morning - 6.00.
Here in our room we met the canadin guy who's traveling for 3 months now and want to travel though the whole year.
In the evening we went to the Olimpic Park and visited the nest stadium and this cool swimming center (huge bleu bubbels).
The first day wasn't long for us due to all the plane flying and metro riding.
What we noticed, people in Beijing spit everywhere, even on busses and inside buildings (of course not all, just few of them, but this seemed weird to us) and the other thing, there is litterary no information about anything. In merto u never get the printed map so that u could refer to when moving in the city. At the airport no city maps, ppl at the so called information dont speak any foreign language at bus terminals no information as well. :((( And what is even worse, nobody even tries to pay attention and listen what you are asking about. Weird.
Real_PeaceWarrior says:
Sounds like they have a large female population there ............... just kidding girls! :D
Posted on: Jun 24, 2009
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olympic swimming center
olympic swimming center
olympic tower
olympic tower
pretending to understand ;)
pretending to understand ;)
making wise face when not understa…
making wise face when not underst…
Finally! Capital METROOOOO!
Finally! Capital METROOOOO!
look, even RJ seems to be happy;)
look, even RJ seems to be happy;)
resting in Olimpic park
resting in Olimpic park
Olimpic park
Olimpic park
the Nest stadium
the Nest stadium
Olimpic PArk and its hutongs
Olimpic PArk and its 'hutongs'
posing RJ
posing RJ
posing me
posing me
the nest and Jegs
the nest and Jegs
the Nest and RJ
the Nest and RJ
just the Nest
just the Nest
me
me
new and old
new and old
cool station
cool station
Swimming pool and me
Swimming pool and me
pool and RJ
pool and RJ
nest again
nest again
Olimpic Park avenue with tons of f…
Olimpic Park avenue with tons of …
wesome metro station and RJ
wesome metro station and RJ
the same station and me
the same station and me
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