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Apr 14

Planes, trains and automobiles

It has now been 36 hours since Dr. Fisher and I left the Wesleyan campus in search of Guiyang, China.  After a 13 and a half hour flight to Beijing from Chicago, we easily passed through customs and were delighted to arrive at the truly world class, Langham Place Hotel.  Langham Place Hotel LobbyAlthough we only had 3 hours to shower and sleep, the accommodations were terrific.

I was able to contact my wife and three kids for a brief, but sweet FaceTime (video chat) conversation.  It was fun telling my kids that I was literally on the other side of the world.

This morning several students took the opportunity to get to know some of our fellow delegates from Fort Worth whilst enjoying very tasty Danish treats provided by the Hotel.  Grabbing breakfast at the hotel the first morningThen we dashed to our bus to the airport for the third flight on our journey.  After spending an hour on the tarmac we departed about 2 hours late.  Hopefully this wont mess up our schedule to bad.  At this point we’re just about finished with the traveling required and all look very much forward to getting to know the people and places of Guiyang.   Wiley meets a feelow delegate.We are all very excited about our upcoming reception lunch, rehearsal at the Guiyang Grand Theatre and the much anticipated Banquet in our honor tonight thrown by the government of Guiyang.

Beijing Hotel 007 FuseBeijing Hotel 010Boarding the plane for Guiyang

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1 comment

  1. avatar
    Dale Morehouse

    Congrats on starting an exciting adventure, Hans. And you should be thrilled that you’re in the skilled hands of Dr. Fisher. He was the perfect traveling companion for our Musical Vienna tour. I’m green with envy (or maybe I’m green at the thought of the fish eyes or some other exotic delicacy you’ll be eating out of politeness – lol). Represent, friends!

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