Sunday, August 31, 2008

Schedule of Anna and Logi's trip to China

This is the schedule for the trip, in case you feel like following Anna, Logi and Maja Mei Xing during their journey.

Sep. 3 departure from Reykjavík

Sep.4 arrive in Beijing and stay at Marriott hotel.

Sep.5 visit Great Wall and Summer Palace

Sep.6 visit Forbidden City and Tian'an men Square

Sep.7 transfer to Chongqing, Guangzhou and Taiyuan.

Sep.8 meet the babies

Sep.9 do the adoption procedure

Sep. 10 do the notary work and guide assists to buy some baby necessaies.

Sep.11 city tour

Sep.12 city tour and receive the passports

Sep.13 city tour

Sep.14 transfer back to Beijing.

Sep.15 visit Heaven Temple

Sep.16 apply for the visas

Sep.17 departure

Friday, August 29, 2008

Logi's Travel Arrangements

I am back home in Genova after being back home in Reykjavík for 3 weeks. Yes, it's confusing.

The first leg of my journey was delayed by 3 hours while Icelandair found a plane whose stern engine wasn't leakins suspicious fluids whereby I missed the connecting flight in Copenhagen. Not to worry (much) since the whole flight was booked as a single ticket and SAS arranged for a hotel and an onward flight in the morning. The net result was that I got a free hotel in Copenhagen rather than paying for one in Milano.

The reason I'm posting this here is that as I was getting my accommodation sorted out, at the next counter there was a guy who had missed the flight to Beijing in the same way that I'd just missed the one to Milano. The lady was explaining to him that they'd help him find another flight, but he'd have to pay for the service since he'd booked the two legs of his trip as individual tickets. Just as I was going to do as soon as I was back on a reliable Internet connection... In the end, though, with the help of the people at Ferðaskrifstofa Íslands, it seems that I ended up with a single Milano-Copenhagen-Beijing and Beijing-Copenhagen-Milano ticket.

We'll see Wednesday if that was a disaster averted or merely prudence.

First post

I have just set up this blog so that Anna and Logi can use it to post impressions and photos from their trip to China, where they will pick up Maja Mei Xin. Maja Mei Xin will become a new member of our, already rather Babelic, family.

Two photos of Maja Mei Xin are included.