We had a fairly uneventful 11 hours flying from Honolulu on Hawaiian Airines’ inaugural to Bejing — me, more than others, since my sorority sister Gerri Umby surprised me by placing me in a row all by myself so I could sleep! Upon landing, we simply headed to the Westin Beijing Chaoyang and had a mellow day eating breakfast, shopping nearby, and getting settled in.
Ah, but it was after the big gala that the fun began! Mr. Tsukasa “Haru” Harufuku, the president and CEO of JTB Hawaii, got a minibus and took some of us to his favorite sights in the city. I can’t show you the bootleg CD/DVD store (yet), but we did have an adventure along Wang Fu Jing, a popular shopping area. If you are in Beijing, this is a must-do.
Wang Fu Jing
I would have finished this blog earlier, but was in a dim sum coma after that!
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These were just the highlights. For more photos, click here. Up next: The Great Wall, revisited.Disclosure: Hawaiian Airlines provided this trip.