I'm in Beijing! I made it safe and sound, with no glitches whatsoever in travel, except for a minor "hot brake" problem on the plane in Tokyo which resolved itself quickly and then we were on our way!
Today we had a busy day! We visited Tian An Mein Square, the Forbidden City, took a stroll through Olympic Park, and visited the Juyonguan section of the Great Wall.
I'm exhausted and can't write much, so I'll just try to post some pictures.