So I'm here! I'm sitting at the internet computer (single) at my Hotel in BeiJing- because we don't have enough time to head over to the Internet cafe~ (which we briefly visited yesterday only to have a look-see) and this computer is just short of complete fail! Ah well, it only took 5 minutes to load the blogger page~
So~ we've barely had a chance to stop and rest- we've been on the go since we got here! We arrived Sunday evening~ at BeiJing airport- Terminal 3. We rode one of those HUGE internation flight planes (AirChina) except it wasn't completely full (yay me!) only instead of walking thru the walkway into the airport it dropped us off in middle of the tarmac- and had to take a shuttle bus... to a shuttle tram... to... a long moving walkway~ to go thru immigration and baggage and such~ I've never been in such a HUGE but EMPTY airport in my LIFE! it was eerie~ kinda like those commercials you see on tv- where everyone is at some kinda sale or something?
Monday and Tuesday morning we began Clinic- we were observing and assisting at HePing *something*something* Out Patient Hospital- It was really neat- the doctors see like 30 patients in about 3 hours... and the people are sooo funny... China definitely has NOT heard about HIPPA- its GREAT! We also got to meet some Medical school students from NYU- they are doing a rotation here~ to study chinese medicine~ all we had to say after meet and observing them was... errr "I am never going to let that dude needle me"- it was a good try tho (the doctors ask one of the students to freehand a needle into UB 40- it looked entirely tooo painful!)
In the afternoons we sit in lectures... and in the evenings we go out as tourists- rushing like mad-men because the places close kinda early and such~ its a bit insane~
The food is SOOOOO good! I feel like, the most sane, calm, centering time of the day are our meals (After we finally can decide on which dishes to order) Today we had Peking Duck~ it was sooo good! pictures to come~
(Knitting progress on SOCK- minimal- Stephan told me I could not Knit on the subway/bus here; and everywhere else we go...we walk! how sad~ but it will get done! eventually)
Going to try to get to the Internet cafe we visited later this week to upload my pictures and such- i should have brought a travel drive- it would have made my life soo much easier! oh well...next time?
...to come...info on Mops~