I want to go to China. I want to go be a tourist. I want to go with some tour group and visit the Great Wall and see the Forbidden City. I want to see the Terra-cotta Warriors. Matty P is a big fan of goals. I think this may be a goal of mine. In 2 years, I want to save enough to take a 10ish day tour of China. I'll admit it, I don't want to have to figure out the intracies of travel there on my own. I'd much rather pay a tour group and ensure I get to see cool sights. We offer Chinese language classes at the U, perhaps I should sign up for one of those... Could be a good idea to learn a tiny bit of the language so I'm not completely helpless.
Also, I emailed a professor of geological and environmental engineering my oil drilling question. I'll let you know what the answer is. :)