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Has anyone done this and what was your experience? We are UK nationals.
Also, we want to travel overland to Vietnam from China - have you done this and what was your experience?
Does anyone have any experience of buying the above items in China? Where did you buy them, what brands can you recommend and so on?
I'm arriving in UB on July 28 and leaving August 9. I'm alone and I'd like to tour the Gobi and Kharkorin. Anyone else going that time? Maybe we could split a tour or jeep...
Going to Japan for six days the end of October. Should I buy a Japan Rail Pass??? And any suggestions of sights to see. Open to all insights. Thanks
Looking to travel up the Yangtze on a Chinese boat, not over run with tourists. Would like if it still stopped a bit so we could explore. Has anyone done this of know where I can get info about it.
I have found this website, but I can't tell if it is just a Chinese version of the same touristy boat
Any help would be great! Thanks!
due to the visa requirements, we are trying to sketch out a travel plan for our travel to Southern China at the end of the year. Since we do not know the region very well, we would be more than happy for any advice. Which methods of travel would you advice us - and is the plan realistic? We love to do trekking, be in the outdoors but also do not mind taking the train for some hours... (rather than the plane)...
Thanks so much for your help.
Arrival in Hong Kong 2 days)
Guangzhou (2 days)
Nighttrain/bus to Guilin (5 days in area - visiting Yangshuo by boat, Huangyao, bicycle tours)
Bus to Dragon bone rice terraces and Sanjian, visiting small villages (2 days)
Train from Guilin to Kunming (1 day) to spend there 2 days
(Dali and Lijiang? Or even flight to Hainan??)
Train (or flight?) back to Hongkong to spend there the last 2 days
Would you advice us to visit Da... more »
I am planning on driving from Xining to Emei Shan over 20 days in the beginning of August through the Amdo and Kham regions of Qinghai and Sichuan, making stops for trekking (around Amnye Machin) and stopping to visit monestaries, nomadic regions, and trying to get off the main tourist trail. Roughly....Xining - Machin - 3 days trekking Amnye Machin - Shiqu - Xi Wu - Dege - Zongsar - Karze - Litang - Kangding - Emei Shan. Then I'm planning on spending 3 days walking around Emei Shan, followed by 1 day visiting Leshan and transiting to Chengdu. Then a day in Chengdu before flying home....
1) This will be expensive, but do people thing this trip will be worth it? Will it be an amazing, interesting adventure and cultural experience, with interesting landscapes?
2) Is 3 days in Emei Shan enough/too much time? I want to explore the mountain on foot, stay in monestaries... more »
Specifically for trekking in Northern Sichuan and Yunnan? Looking at Sep-Nov, would that be the right season?
We are planning to spend one night in Yudanaka on a trip this August and just wonder if there are nice hiking trails around the area too? We aren't sure if it is worth to see the Snow Monkey Onsen at this time of year, but are so close in our travels to it, thought it would be a good idea.
Also, any idea for day hikes in Habuka? We are going to do a three day walk in Kamikochi and have a few days left in our travels. Not sure if we should go to Habuka as well, we would only have 1-2 days to spend there. We are going to Nagano, Matsumoto, hiking the Kiso Valley, and visiting Kanazawa in about 12 days of holiday.
thanks for the advice!
Who can tell me how is third-class on the night ferry from Incheon Ferry terminal to Jeju Island? Sleeping in a large room or small room ? And what about a second-class room ? Are there private cabins room for 2 people ? Any idea about the cost ? Thanks.
do you think that with the mandarin audio and phrases book is enough for travel into 5 different regions? or is a most to have the chinese phrases book, even if this doesn`t come with audio??
if you will have 10 days to explore Yangshuo and Chengdu areas, which will be the activities that you choose and in which order?
i`m looking for suggestions for the my first trip. so all the comments are really welcome!!!
Thanks to all.
I plan to go (alone) to Tibet in Early Aug., and I'm looking for a reliable tour company. I'd like to go for about 7-8 days and see the highlights (Lhasa + Shoton Festival, holy lakes, Shigatse and Mt. Everest Base Camp).
So far I got an offer only from "Budget Tibet Tours" - I'd be grateful if anyone has any comments/experience with them. Any recommendations of other reliable companies?
By the way - is taking a hot shower considered such a luxury in Tibet that only few hotels will have them? Thanks.
My husband and I are going to have about 10-12 hour layovers (both layovers will be during the day, with our flights arriving early morning, and leaving late afternoon/early evening) in Hong Kong on our way to and from Kathmandu next year, and neither one of us has been there before so we were just wondering what would be worth doing/seeing while we are there?
Hello, can anyone take a look at my travel itineary and see if I should change something?
I am traveling this June and need to start and end in Beijing. I am not sure if I am trying to do too much, should I remove something? Apparently I need to plan and book everything now, so I can get a visa :(
2013.06.14 Arrive in Beijing
2013.06.16 Fly to Guilin, travel by bus to Yangshuo
2013.06.19 Travel by bus to Xingping village, stay overnight
2013.06.20 Travel back to Yangshuo, take bus to Dazhai
2013.06.21 Rice terraces
2013.06.22 Travel to Fenghuan by train
2013.06.24 Bus to Zhangjiajie
2013.06.27 Travel to Huangshan by plane
2013.06.30 Travel to Nanjing by train
2013.07.02 Trave... more »
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