Actually, I can’t even begin to tell you how great it is that Paul loves blogging so much… he does an amazing job filling in everyone (even our family :)) with our travels through his “personal” posts on his blog (and, he always researches the sites/details as well). And, so, with our mostly business event to China over the past couple of weeks, Paul posted a few links on our side travels (which consisted of about 2.5 total days over our 2 week trip). I have to admit that we were originally going to try and stay for Chinese New Year (New Year’s Day is Feb 7) and spend even more time tatting about but ended up cutting the trip short for more work (isn’t that always the case :). But, having said that, we made every moment count by squeezing in as much site seeing as possible (we had 1 spare day in Shanghai and 1.5 spare days in Beijing). It really was an amazing trip and we hope to get back to China someday and spend even more time there.


So, if you’re interested in hearing a bit more about the trip – and don’t already read Paul’s blog (which is surprising because he really blogs a lot and he’s had some great/technical and deep posts on all sorts of stuff!!!), check out these posts on our travels:


In Shanghai the first week: http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/paul/2008/01/21/PersonalFirstTripOfTheYearChina.aspx
In Beijing the second week: http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/paul/2008/01/27/PersonalAndOnToBeijingAndTheGreatWall.aspx and http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/paul/2008/02/03/PersonalFinalDayInBeijingSightseeingLotsOfPhotos.aspx


I hope your year is going well and Xie Xie (thank you!) to all of the folks that made our trip in China really special! I hope that everyone has a Happy Chinese New Year (and can travel safely through the holidays – especially given the terrible weather conditions that are happening all over China right now).


Kimberly