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Iris L.
Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 8:43 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18509


I will be leaving tomorrow for a trip to China, visiting Beijing, Shanghai and a couple of other cities.  My brother will be going along with me.  I was in China thirty years ago, and I am eager to see how much it has changed.  


China apparently does not connect to the internet in the outside world, so I doubt that I will be able to post from there.  I hope everyone will be well while I am gone.  See you in a couple of weeks!


Iris L.


Mimi S.
Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 9:14 AM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


You are becoming the world traveller. Have a wonderful time.
jfkoc
Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 10:26 AM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 21244


My goodness...you did not even have time to unpack. Please do take some pics and post when you can.
Lane Simonian
Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 10:36 AM
Joined: 12/12/2011
Posts: 5158


We will enjoy hearing about your trip when you return.  It will be interesting to see how much has changed.  Have a great time.
BlueSkies
Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 5:39 PM
Joined: 2/24/2016
Posts: 1096


Have fun Iris.  Will miss you here on the boards. 
The_Sun_Still_Rises
Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 9:03 PM
Joined: 7/24/2015
Posts: 3020


Have a great trip.  My daughter was just there a couple years ago, while she was pregnant, and she was able skpye me every day....so maybe you will have the internet after all?
eaglemom
Posted: Saturday, October 1, 2016 9:16 AM
Joined: 3/7/2012
Posts: 2774


So proud of you - traveling and living life. Way to go.

eagle


Dd197
Posted: Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:41 AM
Joined: 9/11/2013
Posts: 1085


Have a great trip. Can't wait to hear all about it.
Callie in Boston
Posted: Saturday, October 1, 2016 5:26 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 429


China does connect to the general internet, but the Chinese government blocks political websites and social media.  I was able to connect to a lot of websites while in Beijing, but some were blocked (anything political, some news papers, yahoo and for some silly reason, Nordstrom.com). 

I don't think they would block this website.

Have a great time!


Unforgiven
Posted: Sunday, October 2, 2016 11:59 AM
Joined: 1/28/2013
Posts: 2659


Wow, Iris!  Are you going to see the Great Wall?  Just don't breathe the air in the cities,  LOL
Veterans kid
Posted: Sunday, October 2, 2016 7:59 PM
Joined: 10/17/2014
Posts: 1239


Iris!  You're jetsetting around the world like a model!

How awesome for you! China!  Safe and wonderful travels, my friend!

Hoplefully you can share some pix! 

Endless hugs and poptarts!!!!

Always b VK


llee08032
Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 8:13 AM
Joined: 5/20/2014
Posts: 4408


Wow! Iris, pioneer away! Have the best of time!
alz+
Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 9:28 AM
Joined: 9/12/2013
Posts: 3608


Veterans kid wrote:

Iris!  You're jetsetting around the world like a model!  

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Iris - I am so glad I clicked on this post as I would begin my worry thing if I did not know you were having further adventures.

My friend - your willingness to travel abroad and at home feels like it means something more to all of us. 
every time you do this, you do it for all of us. I feel something different in your posts, an energy and sense of health.  

For you, travel may be best medicine. What a fantastic development this is. You deserve all the joy and I am very interested in your connection with your brother.

a reminder for us to stay open to fresh ideas, to take some chances, to believe we can find something to help us on this journey if we just are willing and ready  to try.

looking forward to your retelling of the trip! Have fun and make friends!