I don’t know how these trips always sneak up on me. It’s not like they’re ever a surprise—tickets and hotel bookings are made plenty in advance. Nevertheless, here I am, eight hours before I have to leave, packing my bags and trying to finish a scarf.
Tomorrow morning I’m off to the mainland for six days of Beijing fun with Nicki, Megan, and Megan’s old Beijing roommate. I get back on Wednesday with lots of stories to share.