Archive for September, 2011

China in Review: Prelude

Boy, I tell you it went by quick!!!!

So much happened in those 2 weeks, and although there were some rough patches here and there (mainly due to the travel company we used, but I’ll get into detail about that later) , it was a great trip to China. Still suffering from jet lag, a cold, and playing catch up in school work, I have decided to break it down into reviews by the cities, cruise, and tour company we used followed by my overall impression spread out over the next few weeks. For now, enjoy this pic of this man on a bike in Shanghai til I get my thoughts together!!


One More Week Til China!!!!!


Only one week left til the big trip to China!!


         I know I’m not on here much due to school and work, but believe you me, there will be updates!!!!

   I can’t begin to tell you how excited, and nervous, I am about this trip coming up. Unlike when I was in Spain and could speak the language, I am a Chinese language newbie and know a few things about the culture, but not a lot. One thing I do know is that things are pretty strict as far as things you can and cannot do/have while in China, so I’m dotting my i’s and crossing my t’s with information I’ve found from various sources, including my favorite Independent Traveler.

Now I won’t get into details about everything during the trip (gotta relax, you know) but I will give an in-depth review of the tour company we used, sights, sound, and cultures of the various cities I’ll be in throughout my trip. Of course I’ll include pics and videos, but also music and possible art I’ve found or drawn that reminds me of anything significant to me, because as funny as this may sound I associate a lot of places with music as well.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I’ll throw in my two cents about the city of Los Angeles and some must-do’s like  places to visit/shop/etc with only a few days to spare in the City of Angels.

Anything I really should know about before I go? Any must see/do’s in China (Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing to be exact) and Los Angeles?? Let me know!!