It takes those pieces of pressed plastic you are about to buy for your kids roughly six weeks to get from China to your home, because they are too cheap to fly. They go by cargo ship from the humongous harbours around Hong Kong and Shanghai to your doorstep. Or your nearest grocery superstore that carry toys.
I am Wisterian Watertree, recently moved from Bangkok to Tokyo, with a brief visit to Honolulu on the way. I write about travel, especially with our three beautiful kids (two girls and one boy, soon turning six - yes. they are triplets). Travel is education and fun rolled into one, and if you are like me, that is something you want to give to your kids. If you want more tips and want to find out when I will publish something, get it from my email list. If you want to be personal, drop me a note on firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you want general tips, follow me on Twitter @wisterianw.