I just learned of a conference called ESCAPE (International Symp on Combinatorics, Algorithms, Probabilistic and Experimental Methodologies), to be held in China. The conference website has beautiful pictures, including my favorite water. I don't know if bosses like to sponsor their employees going to ESCAPE, but I can imagine the interview at the border control when I return. "Where were you?", the Immigration Officer. "I went to ESCAPE", me. I remember when I traveled to the FUN conference and the passport control officer in Italy asked what I was going to do in Italy.