Thursday, April 14, 2005
Day 1:The arrival!
Arrival! My parents has arrived...
Last night they stayed with my sister in Malmö, then they went to Kopenhagen and flew to Helsinki. From there it was a straight flight. Maybe you wonder how much time the flight took? About 8 hours. Why do I ask? Because a lot of Chinese actually ask me this question!
Me and Wen went up real early and shared a ride with some people we bumped in to during the morning that were also going to the airport. After mum and dad's arrival we put them in a taxi, went to my flat and dumped their stuff (including tons of cakes and goodies!).
Since they seemed to be in good shape we went to YongHeDaWang for some breakfast. First practice with the chopsticks and getting some soya-milk. Wen had to go on writing her paper while we took the subway to the center.
First stop was Tiananmen and walking the 'hutongs' south-east of Qianmen.
Mum quickly found some friends.
We actually went in to see Mao. He was still there lookin as plastic as ever.
And this is from all of us to all of you! Bummer we were too late for the Forbidden city. I wouldn't have mind having some of these mandatory steps already done...
Around 6 we were all getting a little bit tired. Unfortunately that is rush-our time. It was a sardine-ride parts of the way back. Well, guess that is part of the experience.
Hope I wasn't too hard on them. This picture was taken 5 min ago.