Well, I'm not sure about everyone in the class, but I am really getting excited about this trip. I have been able to incorporate a couple of class projects that I am doing with things relating to China. I also find myself reading anything that I can on China. I have never traveled there and this is a life dream to be able to physically see a place that historically is one of the most unique countries on earth. Especially in todays day and time. Did anyone catch Mr. Hu Jintao's visit to the US this last week?
There is an interesting article in Smithsonian this month on the changes that are occuring in China. It is in this months edition. Here is the link that I had http://www.smithsonianmag.com/issues/2006/may/china.php
Also, here is a link to a news source on different countries. It has different current events on China, India the Middle East and many others. http://www.opinionsource.com/newsletter.jsp#China
I think I am ready with my Visa, shots, passports and other things. Feel free to comment on anything relating to the trip or interesting sites info, that you know about!