So, you know how I asked for travel ideas? Well, I posted something up on Facebook asking for travel buddies and ideas. My mom saw it, and asked if I wanted to go to China with her. As if she had to ask! I've wanted to go to China forever (I've been to the airport in Hong Kong, and that's it), especially since my mom's side of the family is Chinese. Anyway, it was really just an idea that we started looking into, and nothing definite, until we found really cheap plane tickets to Beijing. And now, less than a week after we first started talking about it, my mom, my two sisters, and I are all set to spend three weeks in China! I'm very excited, not only about my destination, but also about my travel companions. I've traveled quite a bit, but the last time I went overseas with one sister was over ten years ago, and I've never been overseas with the other sister. I'm sad my dad and brother can't go, but it will be a fun girls-only adventure!
Anyone been to China before and have tips/advice/suggestions? My mom and one of my sisters have been, but it was for a humanitarian trip, and they didn't do much sightseeing and had most of the trip planned for them. This trip is very open, except for the fact that we're flying in and out of Beijing.
Also, who has a Kindle or other e-reader? I used to be set against them, but the last two times I've spent a semester abroad, I saw how useful they could have been for travel. Considering I like to travel quite a bit, I've been thinking of getting one, though I can also read e-books on my laptop, iPod Touch, and phone. I put off buying it, because I wasn't sure when I was going to travel next, but now that I'm definitely spending three weeks in China, I'm thinking about making the investment. So, thoughts about whether it's worth it, and which e-reader I should get? I'm thinking about the Kindle, as it seems to be the best reader for the price, and I'm thinking e-ink is the best way to go. But I'm up for any and all suggestions!
In less than exciting news, my Spring Break is almost over, and I've gotten nothing productive done school-wise. We're starting new units in both math and reading Monday, and testing is coming up, so I've got a LOT to do. Oops.