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Trip to Wudang-mountain and Beijing 19.2.-8.3.2016

Friday 19.2.-Saturday 20.2.2016 Oulu-Helsinki-Shiyang-Wudang

The main purpose of the trip was to attend 2nd International Conference of The Heads of National Health Qigong Federation Heads. The first one was in Emei-shan 2014, which I also attended.

I started my journey to misty, mystical Wudang mountain from Oulu, where snow was raining heavily, to Helsinki , and soon I was relaxing in brand new Finnair Airbus 350 with hundreds of Chinese heading to Beijing.

On way to Beijing, picture from the plane's outside camera.

On way to Beijing, picture from the plane’s outside camera.

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Arriving Beijing international airport local time 7 am, and Finnish time 2 am. Airport is completed 2008 and designed by Sir Norman Foster, resembling a reclining dragon.

Beijing Airport by Sir Norman Foster 2008

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Wheather in Beijing was great, blue sky and sunshine, a bit chilly though. There I met by accident Petra from Germany. She was also going to Wudang-seminar. Next flight was to Shiyan from a small Nanyuan Chinese domestic airport, to go there took one hour in a taxi. My plane leaved at 17:50 so I had many hours to wait without any sleep but in high spirits.

Having yasmine tea at Nanyuan ariport. You can refill the cup on the same leaves many times, since the cup was half full of them!

Having yasmine tea at Nanyuan ariport. You can refill the cup on the same leaves many times, since the cup was half full of them!

At Nanyuan airport we met more friends from USA and Spain, Nuria, Havier, Neus and Mr. Li from U.S. cathing up the latest news.

China Eeastern Airlines on flight magazine features Rovaniemi and Finland!

China Eeastern Airlines on flight magazine features Rovaniemi and Finland!

From Shiyuan Liuji airport the IHQF staff picked us up and we went by bus to Wudang mountain to WUDANGSHAN JIANGUO HOTEL, which is a lofty, beautiful hotel with big rooms. Signing up to semirar, getting room , having a supper of delicious noodles and meeting shifu Zhang Fang and many other friends from previous events. The journey took me in Finland time from fri 14:00 o’clock to sat 17:00, about 28 hours, virtually no sleeping, feeling a bit tired but otherwise the travelling was nice, relaxing and studying last time chinese before arrival. Tomorrow the seminar starts with a group photo, and the story continues, stay tuned!

Aki

At Shiyan after 28 hours travelling, a bit tired but in high spirits!

At Shiyan after 28 hours travelling, a bit tired but in high spirits!

 

Testing new action camera with Neus and Havier from Spain

Testing new action camera with Neus and Havier from Spain

 

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