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China (2014)

15353447477_89973d494f_kJust before Mark turned two, we did a grand tour of China to meet Feng’s extended family. We landed in Beijing, traveled to the South, and then headed to the North, in Manchuria, where Feng grew up.

It was my sixth trip to China. I thought I knew everything. I had somehow conveniently forgotten that this time, I had a toddler with me, and that I was visited as “the wife”, the Westerner in a Chinese family. Oh, and my in-laws were with us too.

This is probably one of the most challenging trips we ever took, mostly from a cultural perspective. It was intense.

The good part? Tons of hilarious stories to tell.

The pictures of the trip are here.

Here is the travel diary: