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Hi everybody! Havent got flights booked yet but travlling around Japan around the 19th-31st July and was looking for help on what to do, thanks :)
This is what I'm interestred in: big cities, temples, hiking (mt fuji?), culture, history, music, shopping, festivals, adventure, dining and nightlife.
So far I've heard some good cities/locations to go to are Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka and a trip to the northern alps.
I was wondering am I missing out on other great locations and what are the top attractions in Japan.
With only 12 days I'm limited in what I can do and see but I want to make the most of it.
Thanks for your help, Jason :)
I'll be in UB and Bayankhongor for business in the beginning of June. I'll then have about a week to travel afterwards and not sure the best way to approach it. Is it possible to run on a tour from Bayankhongor or would we have to go back to UB to organise?
We're not picky with where we go necessarily but really want to stay in the yurts and enjoy some nature.
Any recommendations would be great!
Aloha all! We are traveling from Hawaii (Americans) in November to Hong Kong, then Beijing. From there, our hope is to fly to and from Lhasa and see a few of the main sites over 2 days before returning. Can anyone recommend an agency that is reputable and reasonably priced? Our budget is one tiny step above backpacker, so we're not looking for a 5-star experience. Also, could you kindly walk me through the process required to visit Tibet? I'll have a Chinese visa of course (I assume I no longer need one for Hong Kong like I did 13 years ago)...will I also need a permit to visit Tibet? Thank you!
Aloha all! We are from Hawaii and will be flying into Hong Kong this November. From there, we would like to book 6 tickets (hard sleeper) on the overnight train to Beijing that we took over 13 years ago. I've been told by a travel agency that these are tickets are almost impossible to get. Is that true? We were hoping to land in Beijing and get them immediately (for the next day or day after).
Also, after spending time in Beijing (4-5 days) we were planning on flying into Lhasa and touring Tibet for a few days. Is it easier/advised to have an agency arrange the visitor permit/air tickets/tour? I was again told that the train is not possible from Beijing to Lhasa by the same agency. True?
Any advice or information is greatly appreciated, as well as any centrally located hotels in Beijing near a subway station (of the mid-range variety, 3-4 stars or below is fine). We're not divas... more »
I'm about to leave Zhongdian / Shangri La for a beautiful route to Chengdu. I hated to find out that my main goal Yading NP is closed though... As there have been problems with roads, buses, travel restrictions, etc, does anyone have an update about the following 14 day plan?
Shangri La - Xiangcheng - Litang - Ganzi - Dege - Ganzi - Danba - Chengdu
If travelling from Litang to Ganzi is not possible, is there any public transport between Batang and Dege?
Thanks very much for your reactions!
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Does anyone have recommendations on good mountain biking trails near Seoul?
Me and my wife will hopefully be in China in August for two months.
It would be nice to not spend too much time in the big city. We're looking for some tips. I already made this incomplete list of places to go, but would love to hear more.
beijing, xian, shanghai, suzhou, nanjing, kunming, lijiang,guilin, yangshuo (ping an), dali, chengdu, chongqing -- hong kong
after mainland China we want to travel onward to southeast asia or taiwan.
Thanks for the help!
We are considering the overnight train with a sleeper from Beijing to Guilin in July. Has anyone done this and if so, how was the experience? Also, what is the best way to purchase tickets? I have read that tickets can only we purchased about 11 days in advance. Is this the case? If so, how can one show a full itinerary for a trip for the purposes of a visa application?
Hi, doing another visit to JP. I land at 4.50pm, is it possible to visit Roppongi Hills to use my time wisely ... or what else do you suggest? I have an interest in photography and that sunset it 6.30pm there should be 2hr more of twilight blue sky left. It's also still open to 8pm.
How are the queues of getting up there?
I travel ultralight so I can just put my daypack in the lockers at the station ..
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I will travel from Seoul to Jeonju, Mokpo, Jeju, Daegu, Sokcho and back to Seoul during May 24 - June 5. Do I have to book bus or train prior departure or can I just show up on the day? Thanks.
I’m currently in China on a student visa which expires in September. If possible, I would like to go to Hong Kong and get a three month tourist visa so I can then come back for 4-6 weeks and do some travelling. Is this usually possible?
I emailed a visa agent in Hong Kong who said that they can “maybe” get a one-month visa. But “maybe” is a bit too vague, considering I need to make plans. When I asked again about a three-month visa, they said “maybe not available” and that I should contact them again on the 1st July. I’m not sure what’s significant about 1st July.
Please can anyone advise me further?
Heading to Guilin in a few days and wondering:
1)we arrive on the 16th during the day and we are leaving on the 19 th at 7pm. How much of this little time would you spend in Guilin town? I have been told that its really touristic and there are other places where it's worth going more like yangshuo..? Do you reckon is feasible to go to yangshou and come back in the same day? And enjoy the day cycling around?
2) has anyone done a trekking village to village at the dragon's terraces? If yes can you give some details and advises?accordigly to when exactly we get to Guilin on Thursday we decide whether to go straight to longji and come back on the 17th night or go 17th and 18th, but definitely going!!
We where supposed to stay there 1 more day but we are loving Hanoi and didnt wanna leve it too soon :) so we are gonna have to sqeeze everything in little time. So basi... more »
We are planning to do a 2-3 day hike around Kamikochi and were wondering about the hut facilities. Because the trek is short we don't mind bringing our own food, but I can't figure out if huts have cooking facilities or not. We also have been advised we do not need to book ahead.
This is a shot in the dark. Do any U.S. citizens have experience with this scenario?
Your spouse is a Chinese national. You give birth to a child in China and register it at the U.S. embassy as a U.S. citizen and receive a U.S. passport.
I'm lost from here. Something about one having to get an exit/entry permit for the child for it to leave the country.
Some PSBs will give you a 1-time exit permit allowing the child to leave, and once in the US you can go apply for a Chinese visa into the U.S. passport at the embassy in Wash DC.
But other PSBs follow the line that, since they don't recognize dual citizenship, the child is Chinese and thus doesn't need a visa to re-enter China. They insist you use repeatedly apply for exit/entry permits whenever you want to visit the US.
I e-mailed the Chinese embassy in DC three times and their short replies are absolutely worthless. I... more »
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