Well...the day has finally arrived! Tonight I leave for Hong Kong.
I don't think it's really sunk in yet. I've been packing for days, I've been reading travel books since February, and I've said goodbye to all my closest friends. Not to mention all the appointments I stuffed into a week long period to get my body ready for these nine weeks away from home....eye appointment, dentist appointment (2 of them), doctors appointment for a physical and shots, hair appointment, nail appointment....the list goes on and on! Girls, why do we do this to ourselves? You'd think that after all that preparation I'd be completely aware of the fact that I'm about to travel halfway around the world!! Somehow, it still doesn't feel real...but I know I'm about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime!
I can't wait to explore the city and experience the crazy nightlife!
I want to feel the intensity of the annual Dragon Boat Races!
I want to try new foods and taste true Asian flavors! (Does Panda count?!)
This part actually scares me a little bit...
I'm going to hike to the tallest view point and explore the beautiful scenery!
And I definitely want to venture outside of the city to visit the Great Wall!
Maybe when I get there it'll finally sink in?! I guess I'll find out soon! Now I just have to get through this 15 hour flight...
It's official.... GOODBYE LAKE FOREST, HELLO HONG KONG!