...we're coming for you.
Jeff and I have been busy planning our February break trip. We get about three weeks off for Chinese New Year and have decided to spend it on a whirlwind tour of Southeast Asia. We booked our flights today and are working on filling in all of the other details. What we know so far is that we'll fly into Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), travel from there along the Mekong Delta to Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat (pictured) in Cambodia, and then make our way into Thailand. Next, we'll fly from Bangkok into Singapore, where we'll stay with friends while venturing out for short trips into Indonesia and Malaysia before heading up to Kuala Lumpur to fly back to Shanghai. Whew! It sounds like (and will be) a lot to take in, but I think much of the joy is in the journey itself. And, of course, in the food.
Mom and Dad update: They spent yesterday on the Great Wall and at the Ming Tombs, ending the day with Peking Duck for dinner. Today, they flew into Guilin, where they report that they have a "beautiful" room. I talked to them briefly tonight as they were headed out for an evening river cruise.