So I’ve arrived in Beijing.
When I arrived at the airport yesterday it really sunk that I am here. In this city. In this country. In this world.
I was relieved that I had done my research when it came to getting a taxi as I was approached three times while getting down to the taxi stand of people offering me a taxi. Apparently it’s a scam for tourists to get you into an illegal taxi and make you pay double or triple the amount.
As I got into my offical one I felt disheartened and wish I could speak manderin, I will defiantly have to find a class or something! Whilst there is my phrase book and apps on my phone I’m nervous to speak. With Manderin and it’s many tones I don’t want to say the wrong thing!
Anyway back to the intention of the post.
First impressions, staring is a thing. It’s a fast moving city, from cars to pedestrians. At the airport just making my way from the gate to the lifts, people move fast and if you don’t move fast enough that’s your problem. I need to learn Manderin and fast.
The weather is clear and crisp, a cool spring day, I’m hoping the weather stays like this as
That’s it so far, will post updates when I start exploring the city properly and make my way onto the subway!!
Love from Anastasia x