04 November 2009

Beijing Adventure – Part 2:

By Karen

An Italian traveller once told me that people fall in love with a country on the basis of 3 things; the air, the food and the people. For me, I first fell in love with the Chinese signage in Beijing! Especially the huge ones with neon lights (I loved it!). Then it was the food. Especially Peking duck! For the record, I’ve never like duck dishes, wouldn’t even eat ‘em if I’m paid to. But Peking duck was DELICIOUS! Then it was all the good looking men in Beijing! So tall, well build with good looking features. Wow, I wouldn’t mind living in Beijing (at all!)! Hahaha..

From Tianjin Binhai International Airport, we took a shuttle bus to Beijing. That took us approximately 2 hours. But for those in a rush, you can also opt for the bullet train which would only take 30 minutes.

Beijing was cold and extremely grey! As we approached the city, I was awed by the China Central Television (CCTV) building. I’ve never seen anything quite like this before. So unique, so artistic and so beautiful! It sure did take my breath away, literally.

Photo credit: http://www.e-architect.co.uk

We checked in to The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel and went food hunting with our colleague, Bingo.

After we stuffed ourselves silly, Segatron and I went back to our room to get ready for CAPA (Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation) annual award presentation.

AirAsia and AirAsia x bagged Airline Of The Year award. While Tony bagged CAPA Legend Award. It was truly a momentous day for all of us.

After the award presentation, it was party time AirAsia style! We head to Lan Club – a club frequent by China’s celebs.

Designed by Philippe Starck, the decor was truly extravagant! It has crystal chandeliers, baroque paintings, Victorian styled tables lining and even private bathrooms!

To be continued…