If all things went as planned, I should be leaving the House of Rock for China just about the time that this post is posting. 4am EST. That means upon arrival (5am EST on Friday, 5pm China Time Friday) that my internal clock will be as wrong as it can get.
Here’s some info on where I am and what my schedule looks like for the rest of today (tonight?) and tomorrow.
If internet is available at my hotel I will update with a post. Otherwise, keep tuning in because at 7am each weekday, there will be new material waiting for you.
I am 24 hours away from the first leg of the China trip.
I’ll have you know that I have prepared over 20 posts to post automatically while I’m gone. Most are features, which will show up on the left hand side of the screen. They all deal with different interesting things I discovered about China during my pre-trip research. I tried to touch Historic, Cultural, and Location specific information. Hopefully you will find the posts interesting as well.
I will not be bringing my cell phone and internet/e-mail updates are dependent on the severity of Chinese internet regulation and availibility.
Provided I complete my job for work, I am due to return on Saturday, July 29th.
Tickets have been purchased.
Annnnd…drum roll…. it’s no longer a direct flight from New York to Beijing!!!!
That’s right folks! we’ll be stopping in San Fran. What does this mean for travel times?
Instead of a comfortable 17 hours of travel, I get to travel for 26 hours!!
I leave at 4AM EST Thursday from the HoR. I arrive at 6PM China time on Friday. That’s 6AM EST.
The good news is that we get to rest for a full day in Beijing before heading onward to our final destination.
I guess we have to say officially that patrick won the last Skyline contest. Although he gets minus one point for being too thorough.
Roland and Shamus, on the other hand… Rockin’ it steady with the correct planet announcements.
So we’re on to Skyline 5 I suppose.
WARNING: the answers may be in the comments below.
And the satellite image? here.
1) identify the location of the skyline photo
2) determine if the skyline photo is of the same location as the satellite photo
3) if not, identify the location of the satelllite photo