So I am here, a 14 hour miserable flight, coughing and sniffling, but no perforated eardrums! So I made it. Observations so far.
1 The call it ChinaTown because it is EXACTLY like China, Beijing is a giant place of gaudi restaurants, kitch shops and streetvendors.
2. If Vegas had a Chinatown, Beijing would be it.
3. The pollution isnt so bad, it smells like cabbage farts.
4. Crossing the street is an insane experience.
More tomorrow, I'm drinking a beer, smoking a cigarette(which incidentally, girl cigs here smell like flowers....) and getting some sleep, I have been in the same clothes for 24 hours, and I look/feel like crap.