I'm starting to get really excited for the end of the summer, and I've been trying to figure out my travel plans. Things finally seem to be coming together, at least a little bit. My sister and brother are going to fly over and Theran and I will meet them in Shanghai. Then we'll take about a month maybe to tour around the south of China. I've been reading my Lonely Planet and looking at pictures, and it looks so incredible!! EEEK!!! After the Southern China loop, we will go to Beijing where my siblings and I will take the Trans-Siberian railway all the way to Moscow. YAHOO!! I just dread all the details that have to be planned out - buying tickets, getting visas etc. I just want to get straight to the fun stuff!
I've also decided to start posting more pictures. Perhaps a picture of the day type thing. Although it won't be daily because I don't write daily. But that's not the point. So here's today's picture. All around us we hear the electric buzzing of the cicadas. I've never seen one, until yesterday. At least I'm assuming that's what this is. I was just casually looking out my window, watching the fruit and veggie sellers do their thing, when this giant insect flapped onto the screen, nearly giving me a heart attack.
Ewww... big bug
I know, that's TWO pictures... but I'm terribly indecisive and I liked both!