Our flight to Vancouver was uneventful which is nice. Hopefully our 10 hour flight to Shanghai goes as well. At our Vancouver hotel auntie Pat called 911. She said it was in error but we know better when you have a bunch of her family in one place. The cops came too but luckily we snuck out the back door.
We went to Garth and Anita's for dinner. Not only are they two extraordinary people they have probably the coolest house I have seen. I'm volunteering to be their live in man servant.
We are ready. We have a bag full of stuff that is stomach related. And we are taking Dukoral, which by its own admission is an "oral, inactivated travellers' diarrhea and cholera vaccine." Good to know cholera is not going to strike. That thing can kill you!
We have Imodium too. So the chances of my stomach slowing me down is significantly reduced. Which leads me to what appears to be a known food on the streets of big city China. Bugs. I wonder if all of our stomach planning will protect me from a cricket. I guess I'll need to make that decision when it presents itself.
Yes that is right. Black spiders to eat, fresh from the streets of Beijing. But don't drink the water.