Does China not know that we are already stressed out enough? Now they have decided that you are only allowed to carry-on ONE bag and it can only weigh 11 pounds. WHAT THE HECK!!!!!! I am okay with their no liquids requirements, not a problem. But I have to carry on a lyphodema pump (so that the maniac baggage people don’t break it) and I have prescription meds that cannot be lost (don’t want a blood clot while I am in China). The bag that I use to carry the pump weighs 5 lbs by itself, add the pump and I am pretty sure I am already over their new limit. I am working on a doctor’s note for the pump and meds. He wrote me one last week, but I am asking him to reword it to say that I have to have it with me at all times. In addition to my issues, David carries about 40 lbs (okay maybe it is really just 20 lbs) of camera equipment with him everywhere plus he’ll have a laptop on this trip. We are going to be in serious trouble!!!! This doesn’t even take into account that one leg of the trip will include a baby with diapers, wipes, toys, etc., etc.. I wonder what they are doing about bottles?!?!?!?
Does anyone know how long the flights between Beijing and Nanchang and Nanchang and Guangzhou?
On a brighter note, we received out passports back from the consulate today. So we are visa-ed up and ready to roll (once we figure out the packing junk).