It's a sure-fire way to see the sights, we want to see (The Gre@t W@ll, Xian Terracotta Warriors, and H0ngK0ng D!sney), without the added pressure of being in a group, fitting in official appointments etc. On the adoption trip, it'd be unlikely that we'd go through Beij!ng and I figure if we're going to our daughter's country of birth - we should see the most popular landmark/attraction there!!! Yes, it will still cost a substantial amount of money, but with getting the kids there on Frequent Flyers, and our tickets already paid for - it's HEAPS less than the US option! We are looking at going in April. Winter will be over and the Olymp!cs will still be a few months away.
...Now that I've verbally expressed our plans... you watch, we'll be back for a few days, then have to leave again on our "daughter mission"!!! I don't care - if Murphys Law proves correctly - it'll still be a win-win situation... CC@A speed up, our kids get to see where the amazing country where their little sister was born.