Back to China-- this time with Dad's side of the family rather than Mom's. Turns out most of them had never been to China, let alone back to the village where grandpa was from, and so it was a good excuse to go!
With most of my uncles on Dad's side getting up there in age, my Dad was actually the eldest on the trip. Everyone else was one of my cousins... t'was interesting getting to know my cousins on that side, since I'd never spent more than a day or two with any of them as an adult.
Days 1/2 - LAX to Hong Kong to Macau, aka planes and ferries!
Day 3 - Macau and Zhuhai, most of the day in Macau and then to Zhuahai.
Day 4 - Kaiping Diaolou Village (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and then to Taishan and the Won village.
Day 5 - New Yuan Ming Palace and Shunde.
Day 6 - Shenzhen for exploring, shopping, and scenic views, then overnight in Dongguan.
Day 7 - Guangzhou for the Chen Family Temple, river cruise, and the city.
Day 8 - Guangzhou, day two, for family! Lots of family. Did I mention family?
Day 9 - Guangzhou to Hong Kong, time to eat and shop!
Day 10 - Hong Kong (and Lantau Island), then back to LA.