For those of you who don’t know, I will be attending a meeting in Beijing, China, for the next 10 days. I will go to this meeting the first part of the week and then get a chance to sightsee around the city– the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, the Ming Tombs, and the Great Wall of China. I will have wireless access in the hotel (or at least that’s what the Interweb tells me), so rather than keeping a written journal, as is my custom, I plan to do the very 21st-century thing and blog it.

Ordinarily I’m very nervous about traveling– people who have flown with me will testify I’m usually a nervous wreck– but right now, waiting in the Newark terminal, I’m mostly excited. I woke up at 3:30 AM this morning, even though my alarm wasn’t set to go off until 4:00 PM. I get to walk on the Great Wall of China. How cool is that?