In November of 2000 I went on an "O Solo Mio" tour. My son, Chris, accompanied me. It was his first trip outside the USA. We flew from San Francisco to Shanghai, with a brief stopover in Tokyo. From Shanghai, we drove south to Wuhan where we boarded the "Princess Elaine" riverboat for five days sailing upstream on the Yangtze, disembarking in Chongquin. From there we flew to Xian where we visited the Terra Cotta Warriors museum. Our trip ended in Beijing where we spent three days exploring the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Ming Tombs, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, and other areas of interest.