Saturday, April 22, 2006

Dust Storm in Beijing

Sweeping up after the dust storm in Beijing. This is the day we went to Tienanmen Square and the Forbidden City. Spring time, from what I understand, is the time for dust storms in Beijing, and this was the worst one of the year. We woke to find everything coated with a fine, light brown dust. Many people were wearing surgical masks to help keep from breathing it all in. The weather there was quite a contrast to where we are now (Guangzhou). It's very tropical here. Warm and sticky (but not unbearable...I hate to think what it would have been like had we been here in July or August). Jan was commenting on how all the plants you see growing are strictly houseplants back in the Northwest.

I'll post some more pictures of our trip when I get the chance. Right now, of course, we are focused on the kid.

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