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Looking for recommended places to take night photos of the cities Busan and Seoul. From the hills or from tall buildings. Any recommendations? Thanks
Hi everyone who has the spirit of discovering the world and the traditions of the other people!
I'm inviting you personally to join us (a couple from Verona, Italy) along a tour that will be taken along places rich in history and also breathtaking landscape like the Gobi desert.
So take a look to the link below just to know the path we will follow and understand the opportunity to save some money if we will be a large group.
Matteo & Paola
Edited by: mpetterlini
I am visiting Lantau Island in Hong Kong on July 21, mainly Tian Tan Buddha, looking for a tour companion, if someone is doing the same thing...
does anyone know if the Tavan Bogd park is closed because of BSE
we heard that the closure was active until the 26 of July does anybody know where it heading (will they open the park for visitors or not)?
We would be thankful for any news
I am a US citizen. How far in advance can I apply to the consulate for a tourist visa?
The issue is that I will be traveling in October, but in August/ September I plan to go to Colombia and will obviously need my passport.
Thank you in advance!
I apologize if this questing has been asked elsewhere, but I did a quick search and couldn't find anything. My wife and I (both US Citizens) are traveling to Taipei this December, and on our return flight, we are connecting in Beijing before heading back to the US. As of right now, the time between flights is only 1 hr and 15 minutes, which concerns me. Does anyone have any experience flying from Taipei to the US through Beijing? Do we have to go through passport control, customs, etc, etc., and if so, how long does it generally take? I've been to Taipei many times, but have always either had direct flights, or stopped in Narita.
Appreciate any help you can provide.
My friends and I plan to do border crossing by local train from Mongolia to Erlian/Jining Nan in order to get back to Beijing towards the end of the first week of September.
We are wondering if it will be better for us to take the train to Erlian or Jining Nan? Are there more bus/train options back to Beijing from Erlian or Jining Nan? Need some advice here.
How far is the bus station (to get sleeper bus) from train station at Erlian? I guess we have no choice but to buy the bus tickets or train tickets on the spot. A bit worried if we might face difficulty to get the tickets :(
Hope to hear some views here.
Many thanks in advance :)
I'll be travelling to Beijing in September with my sister and elderly parents. I wanted to know whether it would be possible for the 4 of us to fit into one normal sized licensed taxi to go from the airport to our hotel in Wangfujing? We will have 4 x carry-on-wheelie luggage or will we have to catch 2 separate taxis? Are the bigger vans or cars also licensed or will we have to catch unlicensed more expensive bigger vans if we want to travel together?
Can anyone tell me if the Harley Century shop in the Shun Tak shopping center in Hong Kong is still operating? We are visiting Hong Kong in August and would like to look for some Harley Davidson clothes, t-shirts or jackets etc. Any other ideas as to where to look for something? Any answering will be a great help. Thanks
does anybody have a recommendation for a beach accomodation in hongkong - New Territoires or Islands? I'm looking for a cheap, relaxing place, where are also a few opportunities to have lunch/dinner and is reachable by public transport.
does anybody have an idea?
I'm trying to figure out the bus schedule to get from Kawaguchiko Station to Gotemba on July 31, 2013. Does anyone know where I can find a schedule (in English) or know what the bus times are/how frequent the bus runs?
Alternatively, would it make more sense to climb the Kawaguchiko Trail and descend by a different route to reach Gotemba?
Basically, I'm planning on climbing Fuji then spending a day touring the Hakone area and was planning on using the Fuji Hakone Free pass (since I also need to get to and from Tokyo). The only thing I'm having difficulty figure out is how to get from the bottom of Fuji over to Hakone! Thanks!
What is the capacity of the typical taxi in Korea? We are a family of seven that will be relying on cabs for airport transport and, probably, other trips as well. Has anyone used Korean cabs for family travel?
I'm flying to Cambodia from the UK during which i have a transfer at Guangzhou Airport, however i have just been notified by the people i booked all the flights through that none of my luggage is getting transferred through with me. Therefore I have to reclaim my baggage and check it in again for each flight. For the first transfer this is not a problem as im still in the EU however once I arrive in China i'm unsure whether or not i need a visa to go through customs merely to check in my luggage again.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I'm going to climb Emeishan and then I'm heading to Yunnan. Although there is a train connection to Kunming, I'd like to find out if there's a route that goes to Eastern Yunnan, possibly through Daocheng-Xiangcheng to Shangri La, without passing through Kangding and Litang.
That would avoid going through Kunming twice.
My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to China in mid October to mid November and have the following itinerary planned.
Sat 19th Oct - Arrive Beijing
Sun 20th - Beijing (Forbidden City, Chairman Mao, Tianamen Sq)
Mon 21st - Head to Great Wall for overnight hike
Tue 22nd - Return from Great Wall
Wed 23rd - Beijing (Summer Palace)
Thur 24th - Beijing (Temple of Heaven, Overnight Train to Xian)
Fri 25th - Xian (Terracotta Warriors)
Sat 26th - Xian
Sun 27th - Xian (Mt Huashan).
Mon 28th - Fly to Jiuzhaigou. Stop at Huanglong on way to Jiuzhaigou
Tues 29th - Jiuzhaigou
Wed 30th - Jiuzhaigou. Fly to Chengdu at night.
Thur 31st - Chengdu (Panda Sanctuary, Leshan, Stay overnight at bottom of Mt. Emei)
Fri 1st - Mt Emei
Sat 2nd - Mt Emei to Chengdu for flight to Guilin
Sun 3rd Nov - Guilin (Bus to Yangshou in morning)
Mon 4th - Yangshou
Tues 5th - Yangshou
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