asian invasion!

yesterday my love & i did something amazing. we booked tickets for a spring trip to CHINA!! i am still pinching myself. actually, after we booked the tickets i think i was in shock or something. i was excited, but really, really subdued. i stayed that way for the rest of the day. i believe that it didn’t feel real. that i couldn’t grasp the awesome amazingness of having an opportunity to travel to the other side of the world. to visit asia. to immerse myself for 2 weeks into a completely different culture. so, i just walked around, sort of staring.

but, now… gaaaahhh!!

i think it has sunk in, and i am overwhelmed!!! but, more than anything, i am humbled & grateful that we have the opportunity to make this trip. something i’ve always dreamed of, but never imagined i could actually do. i am fully & completely aware of the fact that my life is so blessed. i only hope that i use my life to give back so much of the love, opportunity, and joy i have received. i/we are also unbelievably grateful that our friend, c, who is an american living in china for this year, has opened her home & her sofa to us… she is a huge reason why this trip is possible! and it’s gonna be kick ass awesome to get to spend time with her!

so, here are our plans:

  • stockholm –> beijing(peking) for 2.5 days
  • beijing/peking –> hong kong
  • hong kong–> zhuhai for 10ish days (where our friend lives)
  • zhuhai –> hong kong for 2 days
  • hong kong –> stockholm & home

here are some things i may or may not see… nevertheless, they are inspirational images helping to rev up my excitement even more!

beijing/peking

hong kong

zhuhai

by the way, all images found on pinterest.

GAAAHHH!!! so excited!

one thing that i truly, deeply want for my life is the chance to travel to world, to experience different cultures & meet different people, eat different food, understand customs, spirituality, life, & society in other countries. and for some reason or another, i find myself having those opportunities. i find myself packing my bags, hopping on planes, and ending up in the middle of new places more often than i’d ever imagined. i am fully, fully, fully aware of how blessed my life is. and it is my sincere, from-the-bottom-of-my-heart hope that i use my life to give back so much of the love, opportunity, and joy i have received.

where in the world do you dream about visiting?!

sending out a little thursday peace to you all.

6 comments

  1. Oh Liz, what an incredible journey! I visited Hong Kong last year for 3 days en route to Thailand for sailing trip. But I haven’t touched the rest of China. Can’t wait to hear about it…and which places you recommend. Safe travels! xo

  2. Oh my gosh, this sounds like such an AWESOMAZING trip! I all jealous and my face is turning green! I hope you will be able to take many beautiful pictures so that you won’t have to snag them off of pinterest anymore. And wow, the great wall of China – how awesome is that? It seems like a few weeks just won’t be enough for a trip of such diversity, but it’s def a good start!

    • liz

      oh, you know i”ll have plenty of my own photos to show! ;) i truly can’t believe that i have the chance to go.

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