Sunday, May 10, 2009

Arrived Safely!

After a very long flight, I have arrived safely in China. The flight landed ahead of schedule due to a strong tailwind. Before I left, I was speculating with some friends on what direction we would fly, east or west. Well, guess what...the answer was neither. We actually flew North, directly over the North Pole.

Here is a picture of the north pole taken from the airplane:
I think if you look very very closely you can see a little red mailbox that says "Claus Residence"

On the ride from the airport the country side is very similar to North Carolina which is not surprising considering they are both in the temperate deciduous forest biome. The plants are even similar, along the highway there are lots of gingko, weeping willow, begonias and petunias. It is very interesting to see everything written in Chinese symbols. I even saw a car with the emblem in Chinese:

I am off to eat dinner with the other DBIC KFBS'ers (that is one BIG acronym). I'll check in again soon!


  1. WOO HOO!! glad you are there safely.

  2. thanks mom! i hope you all had a good weekend at the beach