Beijing 2012, the beginning

We visited Beijing from August 23 through September 7, although 2 of those days were spent in the air instead of sightseeing.

Bill went to a conference.

IAU Symposium poster

I got to be the spouse.  A useful, Chinese-speaking spouse, but definitely not working while there.

Our hotel was a Holiday Inn Express, and was conveniently located just a block away from a subway station and the start of the Olympic Parkway which is a lovely, pedestrian-only 3km boulevard linking the city with Olympic Venues.

Holiday Inn Express
Our home away from home.



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