Monday, 5 March 2012

Getting Ready


We are five days away and starting to think we're a little late starting packing.  We have thought a lot about what we will be taking, but not much has actually made it to the suitcase.

I've asked Xinya what she hopes to accomplish on this trip, wondering where she would like to visit or what she hopes to learn going back and she said that she would "Like to get two dragons".  I'm sure we can manage to find that for her (and hopefully more)

Here's our plan:

Day 1  Fly to Hong Kong

Day 2  One day to see all of Hong Kong, gosh, that's a tall order but here's what we're thinking:  Tram to the peak, the big buddha, the bird and flower market, temple street night market, a ferry ride.  We will likely have to edit that list a lot, especially considering the effects of jet lag.

Day 3  Take afternoon flight to Guilin and stay in Yangshou.

Day 4  Free day to bike, hike, go to the market and see Impression Third Sister Liu Light Show.

Day 5  Another day in Yangshou to tour around, go on a Li River Cruise, explore the caves and see the cormorant fishers.

Day 6  Visit Elephant Trunk Hill and Piled Silk Hill.

Day 7  Fly to Nanchang.  A LONG day of flying with a stopover in Shanghai.

Day 8  Take a four hour van ride to Orphanage in Guangchang.  Stay overnight in Guangchang.

Day 9  Take van to Nanchang and catch a flight back to Shanghai.

Day 10  Free day in Shanghai to visit yi yuan gardens, the lupu bridge, the bund (we are wanting to go to the aquarium, but we'll see how the time and weather fare) and go see the shanghai acrobats.

Day 11 Free morning.   Fly home in the evening.

It will be a lot of travelling but we will get to see and do a lot.  We can't wait!

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