This summer, I will be going back to China to visit my parents in Suzhou.
The last time I went back to China was in 2005 for my 20 year college reunion. I had a great time.
China has changed beyond recognition since I left in 1986. Because I don’t go back often, the changes were unbelievable for me. Even people who go back to China regularly agree that the changes are noticeable every time.
I am looking forward to spending some time with my parents and brother, reacquainting myself with the place I grew up, showing my kids the Suzhou gardens that are world famous (see some pictures here), going to Shanghai World Expo, visiting relatives and friends in Beijing where I went to college.
I know I will be surprised again and again during my trip. My kids are also excited about making their third trip to China.