I arrived in China May 24th, and alas, on June 1st, have finally had a chance to take some time to relax and get this blog going. Much to my dismay, I found out the blog I had originally started in the US just before leaving is actually banned here. So I’m starting over with this one. Here’s a few pics of day one at the Olympic park at ‘the Nest’, and the ‘Water Cube.’ No more than an hour into my 1st morning, I had been pulled aside by a family visiting the park who apparently have never seen a foreigner (even though Beijing is teaming with them). At any rate, I was fortunate enough to be a special guest in their photos along with the rest of their family. Typically, a zealous Chinese person will grab you and with loads of excitement, ask you to be in a picture with them. They were a bit starstruck, so I was happy to oblige to feed my pride a bit. I repented later.
A few of the pics are some signs I saw walking around the Olympic park. I know my brothers at Teen Challenge will appreciate them!