It's official...I'm going to Asia for two weeks! I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. The nerves come from the insanely long plane ride of twelve hours. (I've developed a fear of flying recently.) And I have slight anxiety over the food. I'm rather adventurous compared to most but I draw the line at scorpions-on-a-stick. But all that aside, I am visiting the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and Hong Kong. This is a once-in-a-lifetime trip and I couldn't be happier. I leave after the new year and I predict that 2012 will be full of new and exciting adventures.