Tuesday, July 29, 2008
NI HAO from Beijing!
I arrived in Beijing on 18 July but I was unable to post anything until right now, when I'm at a Starbucks coffee near the Workers' Stadium.
In only my second day in this incredible city, I met the little fellow that's pictured next to me in the picture above and I didn't hesitate to take a picture to capture that moment. The back of his shirt said: MESSI and I think it serves as a message to FC Barcelona! China wants to see MESSI! MESSI wants to come to China! Come on, Barcelona! Get your act together!
Anyway...let's forget about it for a second.
I want to let you know that this city is completely ready for the Olympics. The locals are incredibly nice and they make you feel at home wherever you go. I think they have 5 volunteers for each visitor! I'm exagerating here, but I can assure you the volunteers are always smiling and doing their best to help you with anything.
I've had many conversations with a lot of people about Argentina and football in Argentina and there's no doubt the Albicelestes are one of the darlings of the Chinese football fans.
I hope I can give you regular updates on my experience in China.
I have to sign out now, but I'll be back soon!
Before I leave, though, I thought I'd share another picture with you with yet another young fan of the Albicelestes (but please, don't make any comments about my pants! hahaha!)