Thursday, April 15, 2010

Totally Stoked



For the past two weeks, I've been trying to get a visa for the group of us that is going to China in five weeks.

I received an email yesterday from the expediting service stating that the Chinese Embassy wouldn't accept any visa applications until the beginning of the month that you leave. That means, we'd have to wait until May 1st to apply.

We've already bought tickets. We're going.

And now they wanna tell us to stay home?

They say it's due to the Shanghai Expo, which opens May 1st. They're expecting 70 million visitors. If it's anything like what they propose on the website, it will be beyond fantastic!

We have GOT to go. Here's a link to all of the pavilions. I've never been to a World Expo. My excitement has grown to an entirely new level. I am beyond stoked!!!

P.S. I just received word that we're getting our visas. They're shipping them back to us on Monday! YAY!

14 comments:

Jay said...

I'm glad you got them! Cool beans.

Little T said...

I can't wait to hear about China!

James said...

Nothing can stop you now!

Melissa said...

If you don't take lots of pictures, I will never speak to you again! You must chronicle every detail of this wonderful excursion on camera, and share it with all of us when you get back!

I'm sooo...envious, I just hate you! ;-)

Melissa XX

Mike said...

Here's wishing you a less than eventful airport experience / plane ride.

Micky-T said...

Just 70 million and you guys? They should be able to handle that.

Grant said...

Please send me a C-bunny.

SkylersDad said...

I am so happy for you, have fun!

Bond said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

You are gonna rock that place

Real Live Lesbian said...

Thanks for all the comments. I KNOW!!! I've told everyone about the Expo. What an amazing surprise!

And there will be TONS of pictures. My cousin's a photographer and is going with us. So he's in charge of photos! I might even be in some....

Indigo said...

Red tape eh? it stinks. Wish our country was strict when it comes to letting polish n the likes wander in, take our jobs and houses and social security. Be thank ful you're planes aren't grounded due to an Icelantic volcano!!

Dana said...

Of course you are getting your Visas ... pfffttt ... China wouldn't have the nerve to deny you!

nitebyrd said...

Awesome! How exciting! I'll be looking forward to pictures and reports from The Far East! ;)

Adventures In China said...

Ah, I see you are already getting familiar with how things work in China.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am going to the expo this summer too, can't wait! Hope you have a wonderful trip. Shanghai is awesome!