All in China

In less than a month, I will be embarking on a three month journey, first to Zurich, Switzerland and then to the giant rooster-looking China (the map literally looks like a rooster). The last time I left home for this long was when I left to “study abroad” in London. This time around, I am off to do some (hopefully) groundbreaking research. As a US citizen, I am allowed to go to European countries without a visa, but this little piece of paper in my passport is absolutely necessary to go to China. Thankfully, there is a Chinese Consulate in Chicago so that I could circumvent having to drive hours on end or mail my passport to one of those third party companies that get your visa for you.