Katie's Beijing Journal


March 15, 2005

My trip to Beijing was awesome.  We saw the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and... Pandas!  Except one of the pandas was in a most funny position on a tree-shaped thing.  I think I liked the jade factory where you stand behind the workers and watch them work.  One of the guys gave me a piece of cut jade.  It's now my lucky piece of jade that I bring with me all the time.  A couple days after that my dad got sick, then I got sick, then the day we left Beijing my mom go sick.  We all vomited.  It was really gross.  We also met some people on a year round-the-world trip and were doing a lot of backpacker places.  We talked a long time and had breakfast, dinner and are going to meet them in India.  They have a son.  His name is Austin and he is nice.  He his 12 years old.  I had a fun/scary time in Beijing and I hope I have a better time next time.