Well the good news about a 12 hour time change is that you don’t have to change your watch.
Beijing has a sense of intimidating scale like no other city of my experience. It appears that everything that was here has been swept away by highways and construction to create the new model megalopolis.
So far (and that’s just a drive from the massively modern airport) I get no sense of character or the people and can’t imagine what living here would be like.
It’s a long way from home Toto.