work before I take an almost two-week vacation. I've been looking forward to this break from the routine for a while now. It'll be nice to have a change of pace.
To start off my vacation, my parents are coming to Shanghai to visit. I haven't seen them in almost a year & a half, since I left the US for Vietnam, & I'm really looking forward to seeing them & to showing them around town.
Then next Monday, when my parents fly home to Tennessee, I'll fly to Beijing to meet up with my friend Debra. We'll be happy tourists for several days before coming back to Shanghai.
I'm so excited to be a traveler again, even if it's just for a few weeks. I've been dreaming of going to Beijing to see the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, & all the rest since I came to China. Now I finally get my chance.