Welcome to Macau

Shenzhen, China: March 23, 2012 I’ve been in China for 29 days now and that means it’s Visa renewal time! At this point, I had to leave the country, and come back in order to keep my tourist visa valid. I had thought this meant going to visit Korea or Japan, but I’ll more than … Continue reading Welcome to Macau

Day 1

A Day of Change It’s about 3:30 PM local time and I’m finally sitting in a taxi heading into Beijing from the Airport. Still a tad delirious and drunk from my indulgent flight, a foreign place looks even more alien to my foggy brain. Why am I looking at palm trees? Apparently, palms and tropical … Continue reading Day 1

No Sleep ‘Til Beijing

Pre-Flight My nerves are on edge. My stomach is empty and churning. It's two hours before I’m leaving to the airport for my first trip to China. If there is a word for both my state of mind and state of luggage, and that word is over-prepared. Feel free to debate that hyphen. I’ve spent … Continue reading No Sleep ‘Til Beijing