Written by Chris Lai
Wohoo, we made it to Beijing safe and sound!
Our day started with our flight from Toronto Pearson Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport. Although it was officially a 13 hour flight, it actually felt much shorter thanks to their wide selection of onboard entertainment. Although I didn’t fancy the plane food, their portions were adequate enough to fill my stomach.
Just as I was warned, Beijing welcomed us with its warm and humid air the moment we stepped out of the plane. To our surprise, the weather was actually pretty good; there was a slight breeze that made it feel as if we were still in Toronto!
At the airport, we were greeted by Cherry, our tour guide who will be with us for the entirety of the trip. Although her English was not the best, she served us with a kind, enthusiastic heart, going out of her way to help us adjust to Beijing.