Sunday, May 13, 2007

My China Itinerary

In 36 hours I take off for the first leg of my trip to Southeast Asia. Since this will probably be my last post before I leave, I thought I would share my itinerary. Where possible, I have provided some links so you can see where I'll be.

May 15th - Leave Richmond

May 16 - Arrive Taipei, Taiwan

May 17 - Day at National Chengchi University, late afternoon at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, evening performance at National Concert Hall

May 18 - Day at American Institute in Taiwan and meet with local officials, late afternoon visit to Yeh Tz-chi Exhibition at Eslite Gallery, evening at Taipei 101 (world's tallest building) and Eslite Books

May 19 - Morning at the National Palace Museum, afternoon at the Yingge Pottery Museum, evening at the Long Shan Temple and Night Market

May 20 - Breakfast with Ma Ying-jeou, KMT presidential candidate, depart for Beijing

May 21 - Morning at Beijing University or meeting with Beijing Olympic Committee, afternoon in the Forbidden City

May 22 - Morning at the Great Wall of China, afternoon at Beijing Normal University

May 23 - Morning at Tsinghua University School of Journalism and U.S. Embassy, afternoon visit to the Temple of Heaven, evening touring Houhai district by pedicab

May 24 - Morning visit to SiJiQing Commune, afternoon visit to Summer Palace

May 25 - Travel to Lhasa, Tibet

May 26 - Morning at Tibet University, afternoon in the old town of Lhasa and the marketplace in Barhkor Street

May 27 - Morning at Potala Palace and Sera Monastery, afternoon visit to a traditional Tibetan hospital

May 28 - Day at Yamdrok Lake (holy lake) with picnic, visit with Tibetan family

May 29 - Travel to Kunming, afternoon at Yunnan Normal University

May 30 - Day in the Stone Forest and visit to local minority nationality village

May 31 - Morning at YunNan University, travel to Shanghai, night cruise on Huangpu River

June 1 - Day at Fudan University and Shanghai Institute of International Studies

June 2 - Day at Xitang Water town

June 3 - Morning and early afternoon in Old Town of Shanghai and at Shanghai Museum, depart for Richmond

That's all for now. Hopefully the next time you visit, I'll be writing from China.


  1. Oh man, am I ever jealous - I'd go back in a minute!!! Enjoy your time!! Looks like so much fun - I've been to quite a few of those spots - you'll LOVE it!!

  2. Travel safely, Tricia!! And, enjoy. I can't wait to keep reading...

  3. Tricia,

    I hope you have a grand adventure. Wish I could travel with you.
    It looks as if you'll be traveling to some of the same places I did with my delegation in 1994. I had the time of my life--I know you will too!

  4. Have an amazing trip, Tricia! I look forward to hearing about it.