Caught a cab to Beijing Capitol Airport this afternoon & met a weary looking Kent Aberle (he’d flown in from Atlanta, via Toronto – some 18 hours in the air). So now, the whole band is here & ready to roll. The tour starts Friday night in Dalian at Hertz Bar – we’ll be leaving this great hotel tomorrow.

We’ve had a great time staying at Aloft. Yesterday, we met the General Manager & PR staff, including Zhang (John) Newson who’s taking us to dinner tonight.

The Aloft General Management and PR Staff, Beijing.

That’s John in the pic below comparing American Spirit tobacco…

Hi Mum – American Spirit is additive-free tobacco (almost the same as not smoking?).

Right now, Kent’s probably asleep in his room, upstairs. Better give him a bell shortly & wake the man for dinner.

Checkya tomorrow.
Fires out.