Yongzhi and I are just wrapping up a week in Beijing as part of the Canadian Geomatics Science & Technology Partnering Mission to China 2008 delegation.

It has been an interesting week full of meetings and site visits. Being part of the delegation seems to have really opened doors for us at a number of agencies.

Yongzhi is heading to Chengdu (his hometown) for some R&R tomorrow, and I've now got a few days to explore before I fly back to Canada. I travel to Xi'an tomorrow to see the Terracotta Army, after which I return to Beijing. I still can't get over the size of Beijing--I feel like it would take weeks to do justice to the city.

Between the giant new architecture projects I've seen in Dubai and Beijing the last few months, Victoria is starting to feel like a tiny fishing village.