Monday, October 11, 2010

Beijing is officially out of the dog house (for now!)

I woke up.... jumped out of bed, whipped open our super dark black-out curtains... to see this!

OK actually this picture is from a week and half or so ago, but when I tried to get a new picture today, the sun was actually reflecting so fiercely off the buildings across the way that I couldn't get a decent picture. If it's possible, the sky is possibly even more blue than in this picture. Glorious!

With awesome air quality read-outs to follow!

I don't know what happened... maybe it rained a little over night, all I know is... I'll take it! As I've learned, in Beijing, you can NEVER take a day like this for granted... definitely going to be outdoors today, and I will definitely get a work out in! And by the way, it's 50 degrees (F) out right now... brrr!



  1. Love it! When I was there the humitiy was out of control.

  2. How lovely and what a view...rain sometimes does do that to the skyline! Enjoy your day outdoors!

    Liesl :)

  3. yay! I am so glad to see this after reading your last post!

  4. Enjoy! 50 degrees isn't so bad, but then again, I'm from New England.


  5. Beautiful picture! I treasure those types of clear, sunny days.

  6. extremely jealous, when i look out my window all i see is thick fog, nothing else! enjoy the heat :)


  7. Yay for better weather!! Have you done much traveling in China? Any favorites around the city? I haven't been back for 5 years, but if you have questions, feel free to send them my way. :-)

    Call Me Ishmael

  8. Pamela - 5 years in "China-time" is huge, you can walk down a block one day and a month later it looks different. Especially if you were here pre-Olympics. It would be interesting for you to come back and report on all that has changed! What were your favorites when you were here? How long were you here for? I really love the art district, 798... so much fun to browse the galleries, the little shops are so cute... I bought 3 gorgeous scarves at one of the shops in 798 yesterday. I like walking around the hutong areas, especially nanluoguxiang - they have tons of shops. Beihai Park is my absolute favorite park in Beijing!

    Since I've been here I've done some traveling... been to Shanxi, Shaanxi, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia, also the country of Mongolia, and Hebei. Next week actually we are heading to Yunnan, Guizhou, and Guangxi for 2 weeks. When my parents visit next month we will head to Shanghai, Zhejiang, and Jiangsu. I'll be sure to post plenty of pics when I return! Did you travel a lot around the country while you were here? It's such a big country with a lot to see! W'ell be here for a year total. When it's time to go, I will be more than ready to go. :)