Saturday, December 30, 2006

It is Saturday night. We have had a problem with Internet connection in China, so it makes it difficult to communicate .

Our flight was delayed on Thursday out of Chicago for over an hour due to some customs problems.

We were able to upgrade to business class at the last minute at a good rate. This made the flight much more comfortable.

When we arrived customs, that took another hour and a half. We took the Maglev train to the city. It travelled at 267 mph. Very modern and efficient.

Once we got to the Four Seasons, it was time for a few hours of sleep. We woke up around 9PM, had a light dinner in the Japanese restaurant in the hotel. We then relaxed at the hotel bar and met up with Johhny Walker from Hong Kong

Today, Saturday, we spent most of the day exploring the city on foot. Great weather day in the 50's.

Communications here is difficult. Very few people in shops and on the street speak English.

Traffic signals are just a suggestion. You must be aware at all times. The pedestrian, does not have the right of way. Horns from vehicles are heard all the time.

We had a great dinner at T8 and will do more walking tomorrow before the New Years Eve festivities begin.

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