Posts Tagged ‘qingdao’

I understand that some people chose the non-traditional wedding, getting married on top of a live volcano, on a roller coaster, or while sky-diving.   I can even understand that some brides want a fairy-tale-princess-wedding in Disney Land….  But this one is really tacky.  I filmed it from our hotel room at the Shangri-La in Qingdao, China.

I’m trying to find good/funny background music for it.  Suggestions are welcomed!!

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Two weeks ago the hubby was finally given his new assignment letter.  After going back and forth for a few months we are now sure of our upcoming move to PRC!  Once I broke the news on Facebook, I assume that many people thought I am crazy for being so excited.  That may be true.  Although I’ve been to China on two previous occasions, the prospect of moving there for an extended period of time is still daunting.  On both prior occasions I was (a) unmarried and (b) still living at home.  Now I am married and own a house, and have two…. cats…  (insert random comment regarding Chinese food & cats here.)  For lack of a better place to cat-sit Jade & Nala long-term, we are taking them with us to China.  Yes, you read correctly, we are taking our cats to live with us in China.

This is actually a more involved process than you might imagine.First, there are 3 ways you can bring a dog or cat into China:  IN the plane cabin, as checked luggage, or as air cargo.  I’m hoping to take the in-cabin option.  (This is still up for debate.)  Pets are allowed in the cabin on some airlines as long as the carrier will fit under the seat in front of you.  There is usually a fee to bring pets onboard, for Delta the price is $200 per pet (Jade & Nala are small so they should fit in the same carrier – saving us $200).

There are specific health requirements and documentation when getting a pet into China:

  1. Proof of rabies vaccination within one year and at least 30 days prior to entry into China.
  2. International Health Certificate (APHIS form  7001) issued by a USDA-accredited veterinarian and endorsed by the USDA.
  3. Vaccination certificates for Feline Panleucopania, Feline Respiratory Disease, and Entritis.

There is a mandatory pet quarantine upon arrival in Shanghai and Beijing.  I’ve heard that if we fly through South Korea to Qingdao (bypassing the larger international airports), that we may be able to avoid the seven-day quarantine.  I will verify this after we complete the process.

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