Heya peeps! Even half way around the world from home (it's the middle of the night here yet only early afternoon back home), nothing can keep me away from teh Charms ^^ For anyone who didn't read my news update, I'm visiting China for about two weeks because my mom's adopting a second child (her and my sister came here about a year and a half ago to adopt my little sister, Emily). I'm currently connected via our lappy at the hotel we're staying at in Beijing. The two flights I took to get down here weren't too bad, but anyone who says "It doesn't feel like 13 hours" is lying out of their ass. Every time I checked the time it seemed like none had passed at all x.x Oh well... I didn't do much on our first plane ride (which, to be precise, didn't go to British Columbia for the change-over. Instead we waited in the Toronto airport for a couple of hours) but on the second I managed to log a bit of time on Animal Crossing WW, Sonic Rush, and even feed/groom/walk my Nintendog. Also watched Batman Begins for the first time - pretty good, considering the yellow Chinese subtitles taking up 1/3 of the screen. So now, like I said, here we are in Beijing. Pretty much all of my email accounts and MSN are disabled in the hotel yet oddly enough AIM works just fine. To give a short description of what Beijing feels like: it's like being in Toronto, Ontario, but with more ads and cool birds. Seriously, there hasn't been much for traditional Chinese architecture yet (though the check-point looked sweet), but I hear Kunming, the other area we're visiting to actually adopt the child, will probably have lots of it. Still, it's just cool being here. We had an entire tour bus to ourselves coming from the airport to the hotel. And last, but certainly not least, I love the Engrish (ie. saw an ad for "Happy Buys" as well as a few other amusing things but I forget what they said offhand) ^^ Guess I've rambled enough for now. In short, I didn't die in a plane crash and have arrived in China. The Pikachu plushie who replaced me on my mom's/sister's last trip here is with us again, too Anyways, to actually make this a topic, what are the biggest trips that you guys have been on and what were they like? (aka. not trips in your own backyard ) I'll reply to this again with an update on my trip if anything interesting happens. Until then, laterz!