Lia is from the Guangxi province in southern China. It borders Vietnam on the southwest side, the Gulf of Tonkin to its south, and Guangdong (the province where the US Consulate is located and where we will end our trip) is on its eastern border.
OK, that's enough about geography.
From the images I've seen, parts of this province are breathtaking. Even up until the 20th century, it was considered an open and wild territory--very mountainous with a lot of rivers running through it (thank you, Wikipedia).
Here are some pictures of Guangxi:
I haven't been able to locate much info about Beiliu City (where her orphanage is), so I'm assuming it must not be very big.
I guess little Miss Lia Kate, born half a world away, is a small town southern girl just like her sisters.
"Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God." Ps. 90:2