I can't believe how fast this year has gone, and that it is a week and a half till we leave for China. We are taking Jasmine back to see her country for the first time since she was 16mths, which she is so excited about. We are leaving on the 29th July and flying in to Shanghai, where we will spend a few nights. We are then taking the train (yes a chinese train) from Shanghai to Shangrao (Jiangxi province) where Jasmine Qing Shan was born. This will be REAL China for sure, well for 4 nights it will be.
When we adopted her we were not allowed to travel there to meet her, they bought her to the capital Nanchang where we were staying, so this will be the first time we actually see her home town as well. We will get to visit the Orphanage there (which they charge for!) and she will meet the nannies who looked after her. We are also going back to Nanchang to stay in the hotel where they handed Jasmine to us, so that she can see all these 'landmark' places that make up her story. After Nanchang we are flying to Hong Kong for two nights before coming home, and having some fun. Hopefully Ocean park of Disney Land, and of course Markets!
I am not sure what this will all be like traveling with our youngest Chanel, hopefully she will be a trooper, but she is so fussy with food.