It’s getting towards the end of our second day in Beijing today, but damn it feels like we’ve done a lot!

This morning we woke up bright and early at 6:30am (10:30am NZ time,) ate our free hostel breakfast (which consisted of dry bread, scrambled egg type stuff and something that quite closely resembled bacon,) and headed off to our first event, beach volleyball.

The volleyball was awesome, the Australians beat Angola and the Chinese overcame Belgium (but only just.)

Beach Volleyball


Beach Volleyball

In the afternoon we went to the Hi-Tech Mall, which was the best thing ever. The most awesome electronic goods you could imagine. Laptops, cameras, RAM, PSPs, flash drives, an iPig and lots of other stuff! It was soo fantastic, any self-respecting geek should visit if ever in China.

I got a Nikon 70-300mm lens from the Hi-Tech mall for about $200 (looking online now, it seems to be a fair price,) but haven’t had a chance to use it yet, though it should help me get some good shots at the next event I go to (which won’t be for a couple of days.)

Tonight we’re heading to the night market, where we’ll be eating some ‘interesting’ food and maybe buy some poorly translated t-shirts (much like the god-fudge shirt I got earlier today.)

Hopefully we’ll post again tomorrow,
Phil + Toni