Anyway- the flight seemed really short- probably because I was so excited, and Vivi was an excellent traveler. I think 3 year olds get a bad rap- she was really awesome, and had a blast playing with another little girl who is 4 (also going to Urumqi with us). Get these kids traveling when they're young, so they get used to it:). She also slept about 3 hours, even though the only light on the whole airplane was our "wall," which was broken and could not turn off.
Vivi loves our big bed, and the fact that she'll be sleeping in the same room as us! There is a little tea set that she already was playing with (with water and her animals)- so she's in heaven.
Lots of neon signs and elaborately decorated storefronts, lots of construction EVERYHWERE, getting ready for the Olympics, lots of bicycles and people walking..
Noodles are everywhere. Didn't Marco Polo bring noodles to Italy? Or is that an old wives tale?
Check out the picture below- sea horse- ka-bobs and we think to the left they are little lizards?