10. Visiting Guangdong! A whole city in mainland China made up of furniture stores and factories. Just rubbing Budda's tummy for a successful shopping spree. It worked!
Here is one of the huge furniture markets.It is dark because the factories all have to work during the night a few days a week to cut down on pollution in the city.The people were so humble, hardworking, and so grateful for our business. I will never look at a "made in China" sticker the same.
7. After walking around the factory we all got a 2 hour massage at our hotel. It turned out to be more like Chinese torture! It was a cultural experience I will never forget!
6. We were bumped up to first class on our 10 hour plane ride from Tokyo to San Franciso. I don't think I will ever to be able to fly coach on a long flight again.
5. These are my China suveneirs. Thanks to designer knockoffs sold in Beijing I am now the proud new owner of Jimmy Choo and Dolce & Gabbana handbags.
4. The last night we hung out late into the night photographing some of the sights in Hong Kong. It was so serene and beautiful. Ever since I was little I have been hearing about and dreaming of visiting Hong Kong. My BFF Kimme spent several years there while her dad helped build the LDS temple. I dated a guy from Hong Kong before I met John because I felt such a strong attachment to the the place and the culture. It almost felt spiritual to finally walk the city streets.
3.The Greatwall in Beijing.. BREATHTAKING!
2. The view of Hong Kong from Victoria peak. It was so stunning. I felt like I was in a city 20 years in the future! Kimme, Chelsea, and my sister-in -law Sophia, you are all so lucky to have grown up in such an awesome place!
1. Coming back with a more grateful heart for my hubby, home, and freedom.