Guess where I'm going??
A few years ago, The Brain and I started talking about our 25th anniversary, and what we'd like to do to celebrate . Of course travel is on high on both of our lists and we hoard frequent flyer miles like Nancy Pelosi counts votes, so we brainstormed where we have enough ffmiles to go, and outlined 4 different international trips that we thought would be fun.
Then we immediately crossed China off the list, because barring going with a pre-packaged tour group (which we really don't like), we weren't super comfortable trying to make our way around China by ourselves.
At the same time, my brother-in-law S was doing some educational work with with a Chinese law university and even bringing some Chinese interns to the US to work in his law practice.
ANYWAY - fast forward a couple of years, and The Brain and I are getting ready to go to China with both my sisters and their spouses, and my mom and dad. S (b-i-l) is the true travel guru, and he is planning the trip with the help of some of his favorite interns, who will be our tour guides.
We are leaving in just a few weeks, and I'm starting to get a little nervous.
Most of what I know about China I learned from Mulan.
Kung Fu Panda.
I don't drink tea.
I don't know how to use chopsticks
but I do like Chinese food, so I feel like it will all work out.
Anything you've ever heard about going to China that you think I might need to know? Spill it. I've already heard from several people that toilet paper is not always readily available... so we've each packed a roll.
* updated to add - We're going to Bejing, Xian, and Nanjing.