A Taste of China

Thu, March 25, 2010

Adoption

So, we made it and we are nearing the end of week one on our whirlwind tour of China!  Unfortunately, PunditGirl is a bit under the weather, so today we are missing the Giant Buddha, but we want her to be well enough to meet Tai Shan’s new friends tomorrow!

Being here on this trip has been a nice little respite from politics, though you know I’ve been doing a little happy dance about the health care bill!

In the meantime, here are some of the highlights so far:

We survived the sandstorm from the Gobi Desert while we were in Beijing.  We were prepared for just about everything, though I admit I hadn’t anticipated this!  But we managed.

We did have some clear weather in Beijing and were able to hit the must-sees.


Then, it was time to make our way to Xi’an and the Terra Cotta Warriors.  I figure after visiting there and learning about the Chinese emperors, I’ve learned a few things about taking on the political opposition!

Does the smile take away from the fierceness of the armor?

Fortunately, while PunditGirl is recuperating, we have a lovely view from the hotel room.

Maybe tonight we should just order in?

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9 Responses to “A Taste of China”

  1. OmegaMom Says:

    Cool! Especially getting to see the sandstorm; that must have been an experience! How is Pundit Girl taking it all? I do remember all the lights on all the buildings in Chinese cities; very colorful and bright.

  2. PunditMom Says:

    The sandstorm was pretty wild. It came in a couple of waves and there was a chance that our flight into Beijing might have been diverted, but fortunately, it cleared enough for landing. Sometimes PunditGirl can be inscrutable, even though she often wears her feelings on her sleeve. I think she is processing and we’ll see how things go once we get to her orhpanage city

  3. Boston Mamas Says:

    So, so happy thinking of you guys there. Thanks for taking the time to share the adventure while you’re away!

  4. Janine (@twincident) Says:

    I just got totally lost in your blog for the past 30 minutes reading about Pundit Girl, your trip to China, and all the stuff…good and bad around it. I think it’s great you are making that trek as a family.

    I’ll be following for updates!

  5. Daisy Says:

    What an amazing experience! The sandstorm will be one to talk about when you get home. It was on international news, and I don’t just mean the weather channel — and you were there.

  6. Stimey Says:

    How cool. Sounds like a great trip! Sorry about PunditGirl’s sickness.

    I just went to see the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit at the Nat’l Geo museum. How much cooler to see them in the real world!

  7. jodifur Says:

    looks wonderful, although I’m so sorry punditgirl is sick.

    I have a friend there right now, adopting. It is like the circle of life.

  8. StephLove Says:

    What an amazing trip. We wanted to see the Terra Cotta warriors at National Geographic but they sold out. I hope your daughter is feeling better soon.

  9. Leticia- Tech Savvy Mama Says:

    Wow, you have had quite the trip so far! I hope PunditGirl is feeling better and somehow I know you didn’t order in from the local Pizza Hut! Love the photo of you in the armor at Xi’an! After going to National Geographic, I can only imagine how much more stunning it was to see the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an.


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