Again, there is a wonderful Youth Hostle in the centre of Monterey. it's very cheap, new and [this one's important] clean. I've made my reservations already, just in case.... Monterey fills up Fastasthat!
No, you did not mention the distance. But I'm sure that Amercian is much more sanitary than in China.
Another piont, youth hostels only cost 5 bucks in china, since the poeple all live in bunk beds, 25 popele share 5 bathrooms. Is cleaned ANUUALY, and usually does not have running water. (The floor is full of dust, spit and icky bugs too.) So, China still gives me the creeps.
I'm not sure..Dad's making the decision and the whole trip is further jepordised (or whatever you sepll it) bu the fact that Dr. SOS not going since well, I was talking about him a lot and that my Dad thinks that if he's not going, it's all going to be a waste of time.
I'm sorry to hear that your dad thinks it will be a waste of time without SOS. I promise it won't be - we have fabulous people from MBARI, which may be the world's premiere ocean research outfit and we get to visit it, and other scientists who will speak, including Dr. Gilly who has made documentaries that you may have seen. I'm disappointed that Steve cannot join us, but I'm sure that you will get a lot out of this even without Steve.