Just wanted to let you know that Margaux and I are going to China for spring break (okay spring break plus I'm missing a week of school for traveling- but that's the usual-I gotta do it now while I can before the corporate culture sucks me up...) and it is an AMAZING deal. We are getting round trip airfare from San Francisco (non-stop too), all four star hotels, all our food, and tour around some of the greatest cities in China for $1100 all inclusive! Amazing!!! Brett and I agreed that my 2 week trip to China is going to be the same price as his one weekend in New York with his friends. Crazy, huh?
I never really thought China was on my must see list (at least not on the short list) until I took a class on it and watched a PBS special called Inside China met a friend named Hin Lee and found out random facts such as the fact that one of the ways the government controls the number of children you have is by keeping track of women's menstrual periods on a board in the center of town (because if they do that what other wierd stuff is going on there that would be interesting to learn about?).
At first Margaux and I were a little iffy about taking one of those organized tours where all the tourists get off the tour buses with their fanny packs, visors with mini umbrellas attached on top and camera packs bigger than the one my dad owns but hey... if there is anywhere to be a "tourist" in the real sense of the word, I think China is the place. If nothing else, it will be hilarious! And although in all honesty I might be a little embarrased to step out of a 30 person tour bus with a fanny-pack clad crowd in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, I have a feeling I won't feel that way in China... ya know...
Check out this article below- we are going through China Focus which got great reviews:
Here is our trip:
It looks amazing- I'm SO excited!