Air China LoungeDecember 2, 2017 in China ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C
Reckon what’s in the red can :D
Reckon what’s in the red can :D
Erinnerungen werden wach.
We don't have any checked bags to pick up but we've still got to hurry. First we have to pass through the immigration area and then get to the proper gate for our flight to Chengdu. I'm glad that these signs have English writing on them so that we at least know where we're going.Read more
We passed through the immigration area much faster than we expected because there was hardly anyone there waiting to be seen. The immigration process here in China was much more involved than we've ever been through before. Not only did we have our passports and visas checked, like everywhere else does, we also had to have our pictures taken and get fingerprinted. This surprised us but we just accepted it. It's not like we really had a choice or anything.
We're now heading to the gate to board our flight to Chengdu. We were worried that we might not be able to make this connection, since it was kind of tight, but our flight arriving in Beijing early and no lines at immigration really worked in our favor. We've got plenty of time to make the flight to Chengdu.Read more
We're at the gate, ready for the last leg of our flight. We're going to fly from Beijing to Chengdu. The security here is so tight and strict! We've been through four check points already and each one has taken our luggage apart to examine everything. At first, I had thought that they were doing this to us because we're from America but they seem to be doing it to nearly everyone. I guess that we shouldn't be surprised, since everyone who arrives is fingerprinted and photographed. I've never been to a country that's so security conscious!Read more
Rather then just go through a jetway to get on the plane, we had to board this crowded, beat up bus. The diesel fumes were nearly choking us and you could nearly taste the fuel in the air. I'm sure that's not healthy to breathe! I guess that safety standards here in China are a lot different than what we have in the States. That's me on the video screen, by the way, taking this picture. I didn't even notice myself in the photo until I did this entry.Read more
We met the person who we thought was our guide but all he did was lead us to a car waiting for us outside. Once we were in the car, he waved to us, went back into the airport and the car took off. The driver never greeted us, acknowledged us, or even turned around. He was driving kind of fast too, constantly switching into different lanes. I was getting kind of scared and felt like I was in the movie Taken. Kathy was saying that the guy who met us probably only meets people at the airport and that's his only job. This driver was going quickly because he's got to get back to the airport in a hurry to get more people for the tour and he's not talking to us because he doesn't speak English. She was right about everything, of course, but I was still very nervous while taking this ride. I think that maybe I've been watching too many movies!Read more
Tja, heute findet der erste Part unserer Reise in Peking sein Ende und der A380 von Emirates steht bereit. Insb. gestern, als wir die Chinesische Mauer besichtigen durften, aber auch sonst war China nochmal eine Erfahrung der besonderen Art. Die Verbotene Stadt trug dazu auch etwas bei. Peking ist schon eine tolle, weil sehr vielseitige Stadt. In Summe kann man sagen, dass die gesamte Tour extrem schön war, nur der Manta hat gefehlt 🤔.Read more
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