In 2006 I travelled to South East Asia and trekked through 3 countries by plane, by bus, by car and by foot. My journey began in Beijing, China.
The last time I had been to China, I was 6 years old.
When I left the airconditioned airport and took my first step onto the Beijing pavement I immediately had memories of my past time spent in China come rushing back. The smells, the sounds, the lights, the crowds… It was nice to be back.
China has this thick humidty to the air, taking in a breath, I often found myself almost gasping from the thickness. It’s something to get used to. My plan was to spend as much time as possible here, despite living in China as a child, i’d never been to Beijing. I wanted to explore. I wanted to soak in the culture and experience it in a way that a 6 year old child could not appreciate.
After checking into a hotel, I hopped on a bus and checked off the first thing on my list- The Great Wall of China
I was beyond excited to get to visit one of the 7 Wonder’s Of the World. My expectations were set high and I was not disappointed. It seemed endless. (pictures to come)
The Chaoyang Theatre Acrobatics Show was my next attraction. A beautiful program put on by very talented men, women and children. There are towns in China dedicated to training children at a young age to perform acrobatics. Cirque Du Soleil often recruits these athletes for their own shows. It was a must a see.