Back to Beijing

3 06 2011

Weekend trip to Beijing, first time back since 2008 Olympics.. many feelings.. some thoughts.. actually, at a thinking level, the bad memories have faded, and this time it is a full Aikido trip, along my best past traditions!! 🙂

In 2008 I practiced also Aikido there once, in a dojo with a French guest instructor. Apparently I even met later on the Chinese main teacher of that dojo in Japan during the IAF Aikido big meeting in Tanabe, a few months after the Beijing trip. But I knew that the guy had hit on my past girlfriend of that time in China. And he did all clearly knowing that we were together.. kind of amazing! But no surprising (probably she also gave him a chance..). Still, I really did not remember him, and it was probably better!! 🙂

I am quite sure the people organizing this seminar are different people, but I do not really care!! New life for me and too much in need for a good Aikido session!!

Anyway I will not have time to visit again the beautiful places I saw only once, like the amazing summer palace, except maybe a walk around Tienammen square are (my hotel is not too far). But this is common, given the short time available and the Aikido practice as primary reason! And probably I will be dead tired Saturday night as well!!

FUNNY THING OF THE DAY – I would have liked to post some of the amazing nice pictures I took last time in Bejing, but some internet problems lately are really annoying me.. I got a good possible solution of the problem (among useless comments of people that think they are the only ones reading the FAQ and trying..) but I still have to try.. So I post here one of the few 2-3 that I can see as well.. funny that most of the people I know vising Beijing after the Olympics show several pics of the famous Bird’s Nest, 鸟巢, and Water Cube, 水立方.. that I have never seen up close, because it was not possible during the Olympics, unless one had the ticket for the day!! The police service was huge, with road blocked kilometers away!

Visiting Beijing


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