I spent 5 days in Beijing last week for a workshop and those days were filled with blessings.
The day before I left, my Mom called her friend, who opened her beautiful home to me, which was closer to my meeting venue than the hotel I had originally booked. So I just had a 15min stroll in the cool (but polluted) Beijing air to my workshop everyday.
|At the temple of heaven in my jeans, tank top and 10RMB ($2) scarf|
Bright blue skies and lovely weather (apparently a rarity in Beijing) surrounded me for 2 out of the 5 days.
The trip to Beijing was also an opportunity for me to meet with old and new friends in the climate change circuit.
|With my friend from the Chinese negotiating delegation who treated me to a yummy dinner, in my tai tai jacket, grey shift dress and black tights|
|Crashing a gallery opening with the Brazilian delegate in my arty farty scarf, furry black jacket and brown shift dress|
I also had the chance to see a bit of the city in the free time after the workshop :)
|In the "traditional" Chinese uniform|
|Cool shops in town|
|Watching the flag raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square at sunrise|