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Currently I'm in Shanghai and I'm meeting my sister January 6th in Beijing. I'll be taking a train, she is flying in from Europe at 5am. On the 29th of January we are flying back from Shanghai. We realize it is pretty short and can't see everything, so just some highlights with a mixture of culture and nature. We don't mind take night trains, but maybe in some cases it is better to fly? I'd like to ask some advice concerning our itinerary and the weather in January.
4 Beijing (take the nighttrain to Datong)
5 Datong (take the nighttrain to Xi'an)
9 Xi'an - Chengdu
12 Chengdu - Yannan province
13 Yunnan province
14 Yunnan province
15 Yunnan province
16 Yunnan province - Yanshuo
20 Yanshuo - Shanghai
24 Flig... more »
To my fellow Canadians,
I'm curious to learn how you applied for your Chinese Visa. Please recommend some tips on how you ordered yours.
I normally hate these types of posts, because so much information is available on the Internet that the answers are usually pretty simple. However, I'm getting stumped and need some help!
Four American City-Dwellers are heading to China next month (to freeze our butts off). We are flying to Beijing and will be spending 4 nights there. From Beijing we travel south to Shanghai for 4 nights. We need to be back in Beijing 7 days later. So here's what it looks like:
Day 1 Arrive Beijing Late Afternoon
Day 2 Beijing
Day 3 Beijing
Day 4 Beijing
Day 5 High Speed Train to Shanghai
Day 6 Shanghai
Day 7 Shanghai
Day 8 Shanghai
Day 9 ?
Day 10 ?
Day 11 ?
Day 12 ?
Day 13 ?
Day 14 ?
Day 15 ?
Day 16 Depart Beijing
Obviously we'll have our city fix. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you in advance for your help. more »
I am currently contemplating what to do during Chinese Spring festival. I have traveled a lot this year so I'm now considering working for the holidays.
I have never heard of any Chinese English winter camps but if anybody knows any different could you please let me know?
I don't mind the location.
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We are travelling to Japan for the first time in late June, early July 2013 for 17 days. It is our first visit. I would love your feedback on my draft itinerary below, especially whether it's rushed, the best way to travel between locations (particularly in the Honshu Alps) and anything else that you would like to tell me. I have tried to put in a chunk of time in the Honshu Alps to provide us some relief from the heat, and because they seem spectacular. But I know that one does not travel to Japan for the first time without spending a fair amount of time in Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima. I thank you very much in advance.
Day 1-4 Tokyo
Day 5 Lake Kawaguchi
Day 6 Matsumoto
Day 7-8 Takayama/Shirakawa World Heritage villages
Day 9-10 Kanazawa
Day 11-13 Kyoto
Day 14-15 Hiroshima
Day 16-17 Tokyo
Hello everybody. I was wondering if any of you knows if a direct train from Yangshuo (or Guilin) to Leshan does exist... even if not direct is ok. I'll be around there in January, no problem with snow? Thank you very much.
I just had some questions regarding budgeting for south korea, would be going for roughly 3-4 weeks (is this enough time to see and experience the culture / food and do some fun activities?)
When would be the best time to go? Being canadian I am an avid snowboarder, and I can get time off from December - March each year with my work, as thats the slow time.
I was wondering what length tourist visas are being issued at the moment. I had heard they were shorter due to the leadership change, but I want to wring the most out of a single visa application. Any comments? This would be on an Australian passport in particular being issued in Sydney.
Also what is the best completely off track destinations that you could recommend?
I'm just wondering what everyone's experience is with using Travelzen for booking internal flights in China. Both Elong and Ctrip seem to be mentioned much much more on this board than Travelzen, so I guess I'm just wondering why...does one site offer any potential advantages over the other 2?
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Hello, does anyone know how to find good shiatsu massage? We are looking for something smaller or private, not in a spa or big snazzy hotel.
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Does anyone have any non-teaching job ideas for China?
I would love to go back and work in China, but I don't really want to teach English. Does anyone know of a list or some resources of American/other western companies with operations in China (maybe other than manufacturing)? Any suggestions?
Hi... I'm planning to go from Shanghai to Chengdu, and then to Hong Kong. And I need to know if there is any (fast or low speed) train from Chengdu to Hong Kong. Any information just please let me know!!!.
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Hi guys! I will be going to S. Korea on Nov 30 - December 4. My friend backed out last minute and I really don't want to travel alone because I need someone to take my pictures HAHAHA JUST KIDDING.
But anyway if you know any tours with no minimum person required can you please give me a link? Most of the tours i've been seeing requires a minimum of 2 person.
By the way, I am 21 year old college student from the Philippines. I've only been to Singapore but i've been to a lot of provinces here in the Philippines. I'm a really fun person (so they say) and not picky so i wouldn't be a problem if you decide to ask me to join you or your friends HEHEHE and im harmless :P
My wife and I are taking a delayed honeymoon to Japan next golden week.
1. We have exactly 12 days (13 if we leave after 6 pm on a workday).
2. We're planning on departing the US from April 26th through May 1st.
3. We have friends doing JET in Okayama.
4. The budget is roughly $10,000.
Plans so far: Fly into Tokyo, depending on arrival time either spend the day on the town at the National Museum, eat dinner at Nodaiwa or one of the 3 starred restaurants, wake up early the next morning and go to Tsujiki. After breakfast take the train to Mie.
In Mie, eat at Gyugin and stay at a ryokan, wake up the next morning and take the train to Okayama.
This is the part we're unsure of, we should have around 7 days remaining in the heart of golden week at this point. We want to do some shrine stuff in Kyoto and go to Uji because we love tea. ... more »
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