Originally Posted by Mega Man
ill let you know when we buy another ticket. we try to go every year wife is from china so we have family there. that is the cool thing. i get both the touristy stuff and the home life. have to say going there really changed me. changes your perspective. you are always told that living in the us you are very lucky but actually seeing what others deal with and live like.... changes you, your beliefs and how you think.
i really started getting involved in everything that makes the usa great. and hands down i think it just makes you more patriotic.
tickets are not bad at all either if bought in advance. me and my wife never pay more then 900ish round trip. and the overseas flight is amazing. makes us airlines look like rowboats when compared to cruise liners ( i think that is the right lingo )
That's totally cool. I can't imagine what life is like in China. Though, I think I kind of understand what you mean about it changing you point of view. I was lucky enough to experience Jamaica from a non-tourist point of view, years ago. That trip changed my point of view, for the good I think. I went there to visit some Rastafarian friends. They treated me like family and it was great just to hang out with folks. It was enlightening to see how the common person actually lives there. I loved it there though. To be honest I like to live Primitively (I have a love/hate relationship with tech). I could fish, garden and pick fruit off the tress. After a month, I nearly decided to stayed. My friend offered to let me fish off his boat to get by, as well. Why I left is indeed a story for another time
I was young at the time and I couldn't understand why a lot of young Jamaicans wanted to move to the US, but I think you might.
Sure all this is
, but it is interesting. I've been awake too long.