12.06.2013 - 15.06.2013
I absolutely adored my ventures in Europe, but I was ready to move on and explore a new continent of the world, Asia. The first country that I wanted to visit in China. So on July 11 I took flight Egyptair 704 departing from the Milan airport at 2:30p.m. To Cario, arriving at 6:10 (3h4m flight) with a five hour and forty five minute layover. Then at 11:55p.m. I took Egyptiar flight 955 arriving in Beijing at 3:25p.m. The flight was nine hours and three minutes long. The total flight time was eighteen hours and fifty five minutes. And this long trip that lasted two days cost me approximately $600.00 Canadian.
Even though the process to arrive in Beijing felt like it was never ending, I realized that the trip was well worth the wait. Beijing is an amazing city. I had begun to develop a pattern of the first thing on my mind when entering a country is to rent a hotel room for my stay as soon as I arrive, and Beijing was no different. I found a hotel near the airport called the Imperil Courtyard Hotel. I checked in for couple of days and considering that it was somewhat early afternoon I decided to go and see all the things I’ve heard about. But there was one site that I couldn’t wait to go see and that was the Forbidden City. The palace was amazing, but just as every other tourist that visits Beijing I had to go see the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall of China was so overwhelming; from where I was standing as I was walking it felt like the wall never ended. The idea that the Great Wall of China was built to defend the people within it really just showed the threat that the Chinese must have felt. Which is mildly terrifying if enough thought is given to it.