Sunday, December 16, 2007

Traveling card

We are so serious about traveling, that we had some cards made. I had the help of a professional designer, Azure Yang, a coworker from Microsoft. I am very pleased with the result -- the design feels very much like us :).

The quote "A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving" is supposed to be from Lao Tze. Question for our Chinese friends: What is the original Chinese text?

Friday, December 14, 2007

Rough route Jan-May 2008

Special target dates:
Jan 15-24 (20-22): Bagan, Burma: Ananda Pagoda Festival
Feb 6-7: Vientiane, Laos: Chinese New Year
Feb 21: Luang Prabang: Makha Busa
Mar 9: SW Guangxi: Flower fairy
April 8: Sanjiang, Guangxi: Fireworks
April 19-20: Taijiang, Guizhou: Sisters' Meal
May 12: Guiyang, Guizhou: 8th day of the 4th month
May 27-29: Dali, Yunnan: Spring planting

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Trip planning status

We are flying from Shanghai to Kunming, China on 1/1/2008 since the train takes 42.5 hours. We'll get our visas from the Burmese consulate in Kunming. We plan to spend January in Burma, February in Laos, back into Yunnan, China in March. In late May we will return briefly to Shanghai before flying back to Raleigh.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

From Aguascalientes, there is a very convenient direct flight to Cancun.  Since the wedding is at a private beach south of Playa del Carmen,...