Oh my god Bejing is terrible. I slept through the flight, so I didn’t see it on the plane, but the entire city is made of smog. God damn, I could make an article just about what you can’t see through this. Take a picture of a monument, take one step away, new picture, and there’s an entry. It’s like someone started playing an RPG and set the render distance to low, except it’s also smelly and probably poisonous.
Maybe I could take a picture of whatever hotel I eventually find, and that can be number ten. How I’m supposed to find literally anything in this though, I have no idea. Anything I write about this place might just get enough clicks on ‘Trashy’ to get a badge permanently stuck to my editor page. Best bet is, as usual, going to be the locals, unless they don’t like reporters.
Money talks though, so I’ve got a ride to a place to stay. Probably. I don’t speak Chinese.