China is going to be popular for Spring Break this year. Who’s going?
I eagerly arrived at the Beijing airport, not knowing one word of Chinese. Yes, I knew about the Great Wall, Chinese food, and yellow dust – the pollution, but my knowledge of Chinese history was minimal. After collecting my bags and making my way through customs, I knew a driver should be, hopefully would be waiting. He was. His name was Eric; his American name he told me… one he had picked from watching an American tv show, his favorite tv show being CSI. Eric had a genuine smile, spoke very good English and the best part, a sense of humor. I knew we were off to a great start on this adventure.
After checking into the Novotel hotel, it was time for a short walk. First stop,
Tiananmen Square – Stern-faced guards at the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong at the country’s political epicenter.
Over the next few days, my…
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