August 20th, 2008
Voices from Beijing: Moving Around
By Diego Lombera MartÍnez, Junior Sales Representative, Johnson & Johnson Medical Mexico, blogging from Beijing
Moving around Beijing is really easy but not always simple. When I got to China, I had my Olympic accreditation from Johnson & Johnson that allows me get into the Olympic Green and also free tickets for the subway.
Moving around Beijing is really easy but not always simple. When I got here I had my Olympic accreditation from Johnson & Johnson that allows me get into the Olympic Green and also free tickets for the subway.
The Olympic Green is like a small city specially designed for the Olympic Games, it’s the place where you find most of the venues in Beijing and the Johnson & Johnson pavilion, which really impressed me. The only way to get in is by subway or in case you are an athlete by car. I try to take the subway to get anywhere; it’s clearn, efficient, but sometimes it can get very crowded when there is an athletic event. Before I get into the subway a policeman checks my bags and I have to pass it thru a magnetic detector, and the same thing happens before I get into the Olympic green.
During the morning Maria, Lynn and I went to the marionette performance organized by Johnson & Johnson in a beautiful park. Marionettes are like 6 meters tall and represent a terracotta warrior and a Chinese girl. The amazing performance lasts about an hour, and Chinese seem to enjoy it so much just like I did. They are very curious and I’m starting to believe that I could be a super star here; they stop me to ask if they can have a picture with me, which also seems to work for me since I also get a picture with them but with my camera.