|Ni Hao! Hello from China! Yesterday we simply took it easy after our arrival in Beijing. Today was arrival day for our tour and we met the members of our group.....Natalia, our tour leader, who hails from Kyrgistan, Jack & Helen and Errol & Kaye and Stewart from Australia, Jamie & Kirsten and Paula from England and Eilish (Irish for Elizabeth) from Ireland. In the evening we headed out to Hou Hai Lake and the Hancang Restaurant. The view across the lake was amazing and once inside we experienced a wonderful meal which Natalia ordered for us....yellow croaker (a whole fish), beef and vegetables, duck, an eggplant dish (we could swear that it was a flat rice noodles dish), mushrooms, stewed chicken.....and rice of course, with a sweet bun for dessert. We all got to know each other a little bit better and we were all excited about tomorrow, our trip out to The Great Wall.....