Wednesday, August 1, 2007

In Beijing

After a 21 hour journey, we made it! We flew from Detroit to Tokyo to Beijing. We actually managed to stay awake most of the flight, aided by the constant feeding of NWA. It helped us to absolutely CRASH when we finally arrived at our apartment.
It is approximately 90 degrees and 90% humidity. Apparently, we arrived during the hottest time of the year. So not only was I the biggest guy at the airport, I was also the sweatiest. Lovely. We have AC in the apt, THANK GOD! I haven't seen one National sweat. And most wear long pants and shirts. I hope we eventually get acclimated, but in case we don't, I stocked up on Right Guard. We heard it was hard to come by, which makes sense if you don't sweat!
Sorry we don't have pictures yet, still trying to get the computer set up (logging in from Nadia's office).
We will post pictures of the apt soon. It is bigger then we both expected, just not as nice as we had hoped. Our first experience of "lost in translation" was discovered with the word "furnished." We expected our "furnished" apartment to have a shower curtain, dishes, maybe a few clothes hangers would be nice. However, we did receive a 100 gallon fish tank, a very nice hard wood desk, and a ficus tree that stands about 6 feet tall.
Tune in later for pics...


At August 7, 2007 at 11:22 PM , Blogger Zach & Nadia Rahaim said...

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