DAY 2: ARRIVING IN BEIJING
The muggy weather is not helping my handle the heat but I did get a glimpse of the mountains peaking through the clouds as we were descending to Beijing International airport. The look of clouds going over the wings of the plane was truly beautiful. Although I didn’t sleep for more then three hours on the plane the five star accommodations are going to help me sleep much easier tonight.
So far China has been very beautiful and exciting. After carrying all of my luggage up to my room, splashing some cold water on my face (and re-applying my clinical strength deodorant) I was taken to a truly amazing restaurant. When I order Chinese from the corner in Brooklyn everything seems to kind of taste the same, this was completely different. Every one of the fifteen dishes we ordered had a completely different flavor. Although some of the jelly like textures I was not too fond of the flavors were incredible. And the best part about the food here is that no matter how much you eat it will never sit in densely as American food. The ingredients are completely fresh and prepared to perfection!
I have made somewhat of an agreement with myself, no matter how crazy the cuisine is I will try everything! In hopes to expand my pea sized cultural education.