Asia - North-East Asia
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Anyone has any suggestion for where to find good surfing spots in Dec-Jan period? I am looking for somewhere either near Taipei or Taichung. Is this a good time to surf in Taiwan, for beginner to mid-level experience?
I'm planning to go to Japan for a ski trip in Feb'14. Anyone has any private ski instructors to recommend (doesn't matter which part of Japan). I heard that lessons and accommodations are cheaper from them rather than to go to the resorts.
Any ideas? Thanks alot!
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Does anyone know if there is still lots of construction at Koishikawa Korakuen? We are looking to visit a Tokyo park for koyo viewing, but last time I was there, some of the ponds were drained.
Thanks for the input.
We - a group of 7 will travel from Kunming south to Yuanyang and back with purpose to see the rice terraces and if possible visit minority people.
The travelling party consists of our family together with our mothers, age 82 and 84 - both in good health, but we can't do too much heavy trekking of course in mountains.
I understand it is fairly easy to catch the bus from Kunming to Jianshui, where we plan to spend the night. Is it "worth while" to stay over night there? Many places to stay? Prebooking necessary?
Then we would continue to Yuanyang and the rice terraces and stay 2 nights. Prebooking needed? Are there buses from Jianshui to Yuanyang and back?
Thinking of renting a car/driver/guide - any idea how we can get in touch with them? Approximately cost? Maybe only a car in Yuanyang to get around?
Help is appreciated!! Thank you!
A colleague and I are considering taking a group of students to Japan in May 2015. We would like to focus our trip on fairy tales and folklore. Does anyone have suggestions as to good places to visit for such a thing? Thanks.
I'll be spending a month visiting my sister in Guangzhou and wanted some advice on day or overnight trips in the provinces around this bustling city. I'll be doing the usual city trips in Guangzhou itself and over in Hong Kong and Macau, however i'm also looking to spend some time in the more rural areas of the region.
I don't mind travelling a couple of days via bus or train, and would prefer something a little more sedate and rural in comparison to the cities mentioned above. I've been told trips to the Yangshuo, Mount Danxia and Wuyi Mountains are all within less than 12 hours travel and worth seeing, but can anyone think of any more? I'm looking for rural hamlets, national parks, rolling hills, forests, rivers in the following provinces:
I'm a relatively fit 32 year old, however i don't want to undertake anything too... more »
I only have one day to explore outside Shanghai so which is worth the extra money
in Suzhou-I'm planning to see gardens and canals (are there more?)
in Hangzhou-I'll go to the west lake & tea plantations (will I regret this?)
Will either fly to kathmandu or chengdu.
1) in kathmandu after all the paperwork I fly to Lhasa to start the tour back to kathmandu.
2) If I go to chengdu I get paperwork there and then go to Lhasa to start the tour to kathmandu.
I want to be back in kathmandu for another tour.
Been emailing with someone from Nepal. But no info yet from the chengdu side. Anyone have info? As to where is easier to do/get the paperwork done? And whether the price is comparable for the tour regardless of where I get it? Which may be better deal? Any info would be greatly appreciated !!
my husband and myself (mid 30th) are planning to visit Japan for 12 days from 16th to 28th of March 2014 and would appreciate some help with the itinerary. This is our first time in Japan. We would like to see national parks, Fuji mountain, hot springs, modern architecture, Ryokans and hopefully cherry blossom. We are flying in and out from Tokyo. We plan to use public transportation as much as possible and are thinking of getting a 7 days JR pass.
Accoring to http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2011_when.html, it looks like the best chances to catch cherry blossom during our trip are in Kumamoto after March 24th. So, we tried to accommodate this into our plan and this is how it looks so far:
Day 0 - Tokyo (arriving in the evening)
Day 1 - Tokyo
Day 2 - Tokyo
Day 3 - Tokyo, daytrip to Nikko national park (so far we were planning to skip the temple or is it cra... more »
Planning a trip to China next summer. Getting there will be interesting enough (going overland from London) but I was hoping people here could give me some thoughts about the itinerary. Some aspects of it have little information available to say the least.
Any information about anything special we should see/omit/be aware of, places we should stay and bars we should go to would be most appreciated.
We'll be a group of between 2 and 4 students all aged around 21, so we'll usually be looking for cheap and sociable places to stay and anywhere that's a good night out.
Beijing - 2 nights (Qian Men or Sitting on the City Walls Hostel)
Train to Tianjin
Tianjin - 2 nights (Tianjin Cloudy Bay Hostel)
Sleeper to Nanjing
Nanjing - 2 nights (Nanjing Time Youth Hostel)
Train to Shanghai
Shanghai - 3 nights (Rock and Wood Hostel)
Train to Hangzhou
Hangzhou ... more »
This query is airport related- Tokyo bound via London Heathrow from Italy (with BA)arriving 8pm; departure the following day with Virgin at around 1pm. Simple question really,- is it possible to leave the airport to spend the night in London and return for the flight the following morning?
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Me and my wife are planning to visit Taipei for 4 nights in the last week of November. We are coming from Manila and planning to stay 3 nights in Taipei and 1 night in Hualien.
My current shortlist for the Hotel in Taipei is either Howard Plaza Or Landis Hotel. For Hualien I might stay in Parkview.
The places I am looking to cover are following...not necessarily in the same order though..
Hualien - Taroke Gorge, Beach area
Yangmingshan National Park
shilin night market
Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf
Wu Fen Pu (Maybe)
Beitou Hotspring (Suggestions welcome for good private options)
I appreciate suggestion from the community on couple of things,
1. Does this itinerary sound alright ? Am I covering most of the good things to see in short time I have ?
2. I am planning to go to Hualien by air one way and retu... more »
Can you please tell me, what is the best place to buy hanging scrolls in Tokyo? Here are links to the staffs I am looking for. I am especially yearning for the first two:
http://www.artcraftjapan.com/contents/media/tsutsumi_no_neframew.jpg more »
I will be in Macau for a week soon, and I would love to take some Macanese cooking classes. All I have been able to find so far are French cooking classes in Hong Kong, which isn't what I'm after. Does anyone know of a place where I can take a class, in Macau, for Macanese cooking? Or anything as close to that as possible?
Thanks in advance for the help!
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