I mentioned in my last post [How low can you go?] that I’ve been upping my game on spontaneity – a hard feat for this Type A! I like my adventures to be well planned and long anticipated. Fortunately I have a laid-back, spontaneous husband to help mix things up a bit, and mix things up he did!
If you’ve read any of my travel posts, then you know we love to travel. We are always researching and learning and planning where to go next (and next and next and next). I have my dream trips planned out for the next several years, and I can tell you that this trip we took was not on the list! From conception to completion, the time between this trip being a thought in our heads to us being THERE on the other side of the world, was just THREE weeks! Yes, we went on a spontaneous trip to CHINA!
Who does that?!
I think I should get some sort of badge for planning and executing a successful trip in such a short amount of time 🙂
Oh, I didn’t tell you the craziest part yet – we went for the weekend.
Who does that?! Well… I guess I do!
Now, I must make the disclaimer that such a thing would not have been possible had the stars not been aligned perfectly or if we didn’t have airline hookups, but fortunately for us, they were and we do and everything went perfectly.
A whirlwind weekend like this is not for the faint of heart. It took strategic planning, expedited visas, and boundless energy. We certainly had no time for jet-lag! (Remember my tips on how to beat jet-lag?)
Here’s what 70 Hours in Beijing looks like:
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