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The Biggest Day for Beijing

I’ve never been at the center of the world like this before. Today is the day. The date on this post reads August 7th, but here in Bejing, it’s already August 8, the biggest day of the century for Beijing. The opening ceremony of the Olympic games begins in a few hours and two-thirds of the world will be watching.

But here in Qianmao hutong, it feels like any other day. The locals are cooking food and walking down the street. But a few miles away there are thousands of people standing on the street where the Chinese Olympic team will drive later today. They don’t know when it will come by, but they are willing to wait as long as it takes.

Captain Jeff and I have posted blogs about our arrival on the official Olympic page. Here are a few photos of our trip so far. John and Jeff enjoying the first beers of the trip:

Captain Jeff with some other Captains:

Captain Jeff cooling down:

Our Hutong:

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6 Responses to “The Biggest Day for Beijing”

  1. michael Says:

    hi,wellcome to china !

  2. ??? Says:

    hope you have a better day next time

  3. nancy Says:

    i feel happy when i ready your article . As you can see, chinese life are diverse .someone in hutong,another in building.but the same thing: they are very warm . you and others can receive passionate treat. you can video everywhere and ereryone .they like show their life, house,children,foods etc.

    Chinese will update all .

    compare to yours , we hace to make an extra effort.

    but i believe we can .

    thanks your photos . and i hope you can travel to China again .hope see you!

  4. rockyloveu Says:

    welcome to Beijing! I like Captain Jeff, he really behaved funny to hear the air-conditioner:)

  5. uu Says:

    Hi,nice to meet u,you must had a happy journey in Bejing.

  6. Sunny Says:

    you are fun man ,i see your photo as very happy,China is a great country,i think you have a good time when you at china,
    best wishes

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