Then there was the visa. That's wasn't straight-forward either. You need a letter of invitation from your host before you can even apply. It took a while to get that, because of course it's been school holidays. I was so, so careful not to make a mistake on the really confusing forms and gathered everything they needed. I even had to track down my passport from 30 plus years ago (!). Don't I look young?
I will be taking my sketchbook of course. The schools start at 7.45am (!!), so I am not sure how much energy I will have, but I am hoping to meet up with urban sketchers in Beijing while I am there. Now, I just have to check with the GP about jabs - I nearly forgot!