Well I did it! 2 things actually: got everything packed and nearly made it to 2am. 1:30am is close enough! Whew!
Everything to be shipped is in a box, excluding my art and some clothes. All I have to do is tape up the lids, fill out custom forms, lug these 30-50 lb. boxes to the P.O., get the labels and shrink wrap on ‘em, and off they go. They might even make it before I do ... ha! I just have to pare down my clothes and see if I can get my giant suitcase down to 44 lbs. If not, I have to take two, bc Norwegian, who I am flying from JFK to Paris, has strict weight maximums, which is weird: 2 44lb bags. Then from Paris to Chengdu, I can only take one bag, up to 60 lbs. So I may have to buy a cheap bag and get my big one up to 60 lbs, then divide it up between two until I get to Paris, then ditch the second bag for my trip to China. As long as all my belongings arrive safely and undamaged in Chengdu AND pass customs without problems or tariffs, then I don’t really care!
I think getting all these to the PO is going to near-kill me since I’m doing it on my own, maybe I can find a last minute moving angel ;-0
Now for a quick 7 hrs of sleep before I have to jump up and get to the PO, because I have my last DInner Around the World with my school fams tomorrow at noon, then I hope to come home and sleep for several hours, so I can stay up until 4AM tomorrow night... Yep, 4 am!! Sunday night my goal is 6am... then I will arrive into Paris with my internal clock set and ready to hit La Louvre La La!
So close! A bit over two days left to go!
Wo Neng Xing!!!
This upcoming blog post has all the recommendations my new friends and Chengdu have made, regarding shipping companies, what to bring, what you can’t buy in China, what you don’t NEED to buy or bring because they have it, air quality, things to do, how to survive, expat life, etc...! Coming soon! (I really need to start packing! :-))
This is more like my TO DO LIST once I am settled in Chengdu, but will serve as a great source of articles and blogs about living in Chengdu.
“If you don’t spend time chilling in teahouse, you know nothing of life. That’s how Chengdunese view tea culture.”
"...a list of some of my favorite places to go in Chengdu to find peace..." - http://www.chengduliving.com/top-10-free-places-in-chengdu/