Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Beijing Olympics? 233 Days to go!



It seems that we're going to the 2008 Beijing Olympics in August. It's going to be insanity but it'll also be amazing to see it. The most exciting thing is that my sister will be traveling to China to join us for the Olympics!

What it takes to get tickets in incredible - Andy's office had to pool together to enter into a lottery at least 6 months ago. The Chinese nationals were given a chance to enter into the lottery before any international were which gave us an advantage. We did get some tickets, we're going to see: Tennis, Diving, Swimming, and Table Tennis. I'm hoping we'll be able to find tickets to the opening ceremony somehow...

The word on the streets here in Shanghai is that Beijing isn't ready for the HUGE mass of people that will be coming to the city in August. Everyone is saying that it's going to be impossible to get anywhere and that traffic will be worse than anyone can imagine. Most people seem to think the only way around it is to make all locals who aren't attending the games stay out of their cars so that the roads are only open to tourists and people attending the games....who knows. Either way, it's certainly going to be an experience!

1 comment:

Don said...

Hello,

May I suggest a link related to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games?

Our site:

URL: http://www.2008chinaolympics.com
Title: Beijing Olympics

Please let me know if you want a link back.
Many thanks for your reply.

Best Regards,

Don
chinaolympics8@gmail.com