Chris came home yesterday with the news that his company's annual meeting - which is going to be in Shanghai, and was the entire reason we'd been planning a trip to China - is possibly being moved from September to November. That's not great, as he has other things to prepare for later in the year and so we'd have to cut the already too short (in my opinion) trip down by four or five more days. He tells me nothing's certain yet, but I'm sort of assuming that China is off for this year.
I'm bummed, to be sure - I got shots, for pete's sake - but all is not lost. Yet. Chances were already really good that Chris would have to be in Berlin the week before the China trip anyway, so now we're thinking that we'll still travel in September - it'll just be to Europe instead. The best news is that we hadn't yet purchased any plane tickets or anything for China. (The only investment I'd made was the trip to the travel doctor, and some malaria pills. I wonder what the expiration date is on those things?)
So - it's all up in the air at the moment. But it's looking like my first taste of Asia won't be coming this year after all.