|The view from my hotel.
Pretty sure the smog was pollution. I had a slight burn in my eyes and the back of my throat in Beijing and in Shanghai.
|The bird's nest
|The water cube
|normal people doing laps
After walking around the Olympic park for a bit, we took a cab to Tiananmen Square .
We couldn't walk on the square because Congress was in session and it was roped off.
Saturday morning, we took a cab to the Great Wall. It was cold, 20F with 30 mph winds, but that kept the crowds down.
|The Great Wall is 5,500 mile long!
|Very steep sections
|we bought stocking caps at a souvenir shop
|Two shirts and two spring jackets, I was cold!
What a great trip! Besides being productive for work, I was able to see two major cities in China. Very cool. I also used chop sticks for lunch and dinner all week and while not an expert by any means, I didn't starve :-). I guess eating sushi with chop sticks a couple times a month actually turned in to something useful.