The Forbidden City was the home of the Emperor for almost 500 years. 500 years. This place is old. Living in Canada, it’s always amazing to visit countries with such a rich history, and China is probably the richest of the rich in terms of history. Everything is so old. […]
As always, we were up early the first day — Asia jetlag just means you get up early and fall asleep early, which I much prefer to the sleeping-in Europe jetlag. We met up with our super nice guide Annie and headed off to Tiananmen Square. We don’t always hire […]
We stayed in a great hotel in Beijing that I would definitely recommend. The Orchid is a little different than the hotels we usually stay in, but in a good way. The hotel only has ten rooms and the owner, Joel, is super helpful if you need restaurant suggestions or […]
I’m going to chalk this up to the WEIRDEST COINCIDENCE EVER, but it is really weird. Remember that video I made of Beijing? The song that I used for it is Serve the People by the Handsome Furs. It was almost an arbitrary choice — I’d been listening to the […]
So the day after we toured the Boeing factory in Washington, we were off to Beijing, via San Francisco. Our SEA-SFO flight was at some ungodly why-did-I-book-this time like 5am, so we were up early. Way too early. No one should be awake at 3am, unless they haven’t gone to […]
I’m back from Beijing! I have a million blog entries to write, but in the meantime, I decided to try making a video: Beijing, November 2011 from melissa kaita on Vimeo.
I’m currently in China! Beijing is an amazing city. I have a million photos to post, but they’ll have to wait until I get home. Zai jian!