|Getting ready to leave home for 1 month.|
|O'Hare International Airport Terminal 3|
To my surprise, I wouldn’t need to reclaim my checked luggage in Seattle. I was told that I only needed to find the next terminal, Terminal 2. The Seattle/Tacoma International Airport is massive! Arriving at nearly 9 am in Seattle gave me ample time to find some nourishment before I passed out from starvation. I didn’t need to hurry though as I had nearly nine hours before my next flight, the flight that would bring me to my destination. Katie and I towed around our carry-on luggage for nearly an hour before we found our saving grace—Dunkin Donuts.
|Seattle/Tacoma International Airport Terminal 2|
Arriving in Beijing at 7:50 pm (Beijing Time) was a shock. Besides not having slept for over twenty-four hours, getting sick on the plane from the last meal, and using the bathroom more times in twelve hours than I usually do in three days was the least of my problems. I was aware of the air pollution and overcrowded facilities but seeing was again believing. Reaching Beijing was a milestone in my trip and finding my taxi driver and reaching my hotel was another difficult task when my energy levels had hit rock bottom. Katie and I both passed out once we entered our hotel room.
|The adventure has started!|
|Finally in China!|
|Ready to sleep!|