I’m very tired as I write this, but I’m now in Beijing! Tomorrow is the start of a week of workshops, but today was arriving after a long flight and meetings for most of the day. It’s great again to be working with such a dedicated team.

Beijing is very different to what I thought. It’s very wide and open and green, there’s hardly any smog and the amount of cars is really small compared with most capital cities. Plus I happen to be staying right around the corner from the Olympic Stadium which is cool. Mind you tomorrow we move out to the suburbs to the schools where we are doing the training, which might be very different!

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3 Responses to “Genki in Beijing”

  1. Carol

    How in the world, Richard, do you manage all this travelling, giving talks and jet lag?

    Plus, you must spend hours and hours in planes! I go crazy with an 8 hour flight (I can manage road trips but airplanes, ugh), how do you pass all those hours in a plane??

  2. richard

    It’s the effect of being homeless I suppose.

    I actually find it the opposite, staying in one place for too long tends to makes me crazy. Well it’s maybe because then I’m just stuck behind a computer all day. Actually doing Genki English is much more fun than making Genki English!

    Planes are great, there’s no internet so all you can do is eat, drink, sleep and watch TV! 🙂

    The only downside is the carbon emissions, and I’m still trying to find the best way to offset those.

  3. Julian

    I totally agree with you Richard. I rather enjoy plane journeys….not that I do so many….as it is the one time I can just sit and read/watch a film without a nagging feeling that I should be doing Useful Things.

    But the jetlag is quite another thing. I guess you’re still young!

    It must be tough on your social life though, never being around in one place much.

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