Posts Tagged ‘Alumni Dinner’

March 12, 2010 Good bye Beijing, Hello Shanghai

March 22, 2010

A little of an early start to get our flight out of Beijing, but it did mean that we were in our hotel in Shanghai by early afternoon, giving everyone a chance to walk around the area at Nan Jin Lu and the Bund.  Some of us wanted to make sure that Daniel was able to get to the SWFC observatory, and you really can look down from the floor to the building below!  Our intro to Shanghai included the alumni dinner at the Seagull Palace Restaurant, including the chance to meet up with lots of alumni.

Include in your comments today some of your final impressions of Beijing and add your initial comparison of Beijing and Shanghai.  On to phase 2 of our trip!

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March 9, 2010 Starting a day on the Great Wall

March 9, 2010

Crisp blue sky, fresh snow, and the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, nice start to a day.  A great lunch, a little visit to Olympic Park to see the bird’s nest (just how cold was that place?) and a chance to meet UT alumni at dinner at teh China Lounge Restaurant, a nice way to end a day.  What stands out to you in regards to today’s activities?  Tell us a little about who sat at your table at dinner.