Being in Beijing..!

I went to Beijing on the first week of December 2014

It has been years since I first planned on going to Beijing. I found the city very interesting because of its exciting mixture of the past and the present. 

I only had 5 reasons in mind why I decided to go to Beijing

  1. The Great Wall  -the longest man-made structure in the world;
  2. The Forbidden City -the largest and best preserved ancient architectural complex in the world; 
  3. Tian'anmen Square - the largest city square in the world.
  4. Summer Palace -ancient emperors summer retreat
  5. The Ming Tombs -the mausoleum of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty.


AND 3 more reasons:

  1. My favorite big brother is going to celebrate his birthday there
  2. I got a very cheap discounted plane ticket 
  3. I miss wintertime

I got a flight which was a 3 hour night trip via Cebu Pacific. It was already past midnight when I reached Beijing

My big brother Gary arrived there earlier. He was just waiting for me at the hotel. He arranged a shuttle to pick me up at the airport.

The Chinese driver  doesn't speak/understand English.

As expected, the weather was cold as ice just the way I wanted.
As soon as I reached the hotel, my sweet big bro was already sleeping. I immediately tucked myself in at the comfy bed and tried to catch some ZZZZzzzz....