Thursday, September 4, 2008


We've arrived. The hotel is nice, the room is big and comfortable and the internet connection seems to be unfiltered.

The trip wasn't quite as rosy, though. It turned out that the SAS plane scheduled to fly from Stockholm to Beijing needed maintenance, so the one from Copenhagen would need to stop over and pick up more people. (You can probably read this as the flights being under-booked so they wanted to save on fuel - and I can't really blame them much)

Of course, then our plane malfunctioned with hot air leaking from the left-most engine or some such. Take-off was aborted on the run-way and we taxied back to wait two hours while technicians techniqued at the problem.

We finally set off 2 hours late, and were delayed another hour and a half by the stop-over. However, both my mum and I fell asleep right after takeoff and woke up just in time for breakfast as we were approaching Beijing, so overall the flight wasn't bad.

I'm now going to shower while the porters look for my bag and my mum dresses out of hers which were brought earlier.

1 comment:

Luca Aceto said...

Anna, Logi,

Thanks a lot for the post! I have been somewhat worried about this trip, and at least it is good to hear you made it safely to Beijing. Enjoy the sightseeing over the next couple of days. It is great to hear that you managed to sleep through the flight. This should make it easier for both of you to adapt to the new time zone.

Keep in touch via the blog and/or via email, but, above all, enjoy China.