Not only have the Celtics won the NBA Finals tonight but today marks exactly two weeks before I depart for China! While watching the game, I typed out as thorough of a China packing list as I could which can be found under the To-Do page. I still haven’t typed out my clothing packing list, but will get to it soon – think less, comfortable, withstanding heat, and thick soles, and that basically sums it up.
Yesterday I picked up my passport which now is home to my China visa!! With that in hand, I have now obtained every possible paperwork and approval from China that says I can officially enter the country. It’s a HUGE relief!
I also had the honor of having coffee with John Powers yesterday who is a reporter for the Boston Globe and has been writing about China’s preparations for the Olympics. It was quite a treat to hear from an experienced journalist who’s been there and will also be there for the Olympics! Check out his most recent article here.
For the most part, I have everything I’m going to pack. I have a doctor’s appointment Friday to get the last of the prescriptions I may need, like an inhaler for the pollution. So everything is coming along nicely. Although the piles of supplies spread out over my living room floor looks chaotic, I feel prepared (mostly). There’s only a handful of things left to cross off from my to-do list and before I know it, I’ll be boarding a plane to Shanghai!
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Happy travel preparations and Celtic celebrations!