It is 10:10pm the night before my 7:35 take off. I am finishing up packing and asking myself questions like: How strong is the coffee in China? Can I buy Immodium in bulk? Should I take my bike helmet to China even though no one uses them? Which clothes do I want to abandon in Nanjing to bring my sweet haul back to the states? How many novels can I read on the 14 hr flight? And perhaps most importantly: Where is my towel? Seriously people, it should be a fun ride. Stick around because I expect the posts to get a lot more interesting soon.
P.S. I will not have phone service in China and Facebook is blocked by the "Golden Shield", so email, Skype and this blog are the best points of contact with me.