My visit to China remembered in words and pictures
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Looking forward to China
On the rail shuttle into Beijing airport, I didn't know what to expect any more than these children did. Three weeks of experiencing a culture and country so entirely removed from our ordinary life in the West lay ahead, I had no notion of what to find. My six months of learning Chinese was hopefully going to underpin our indepemdent travel but to date served only to underline how woefully inadequate my language skills were likely to be.