We're going to the mainland tomorrow. I'm fine with this, given that I'm growing a little restless here in HK. Everything is so expensive, and it's hard staying in the same little room for over a week.
I'm already trying to get myself into "China" mode. I have to re-acclimatize to speaking Mandarin and being stared at. Hopefully once we're in Shaoguan we can get our VISAs straightened out, get cell phones, and set up internet access in a prompt fashion. I realize that things rarely go as smoothly as possible in China, but I'm not above hoping.