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I am thinking to head to Hong Kong for 3 nights in the middle of December. What are some hotels with good pools?
Because I heard Hong Kong can get a little chilly, are pools heated?
As far as Disneyland is concerned, I am thinking about going on a Monday to avoid crowds. Is Disneyland constantly crowded like Tokyo Disneyland or are weekdays fine? When do kids in Hong Kong and China start their New Years vacation?
We are planning to spend one week in Taipai next March. As Canadians do we need to have a visa before landing. If so could
We apply for it in Hong Kong and how long should it take? Thank you for any info u can give us.
Myself (UK) and 2 friends (US) are currently teachers in Thailand and in May next year we intend to get the train home to London from Bangkok using the trans-Siberian route. We intended to enter China from Hanoi and head to Beijing, breaking the journey with a few days in Hong Kong on route. After 4 or so days in Beijing we were going to head into Ulan Baator, Mongolia and start our trans-Siberian section. This is proving to be much more complicated than we initially thought though! Visas are good, I've checked we can apply from Bangkok but does anyone have any advice about how to do the China bit via train?
I'm going to be travelling in China in October (roughly the 5th to 11th) and am thinking of going to Yangshuo, although that's not set in stone. I'm going to be travelling on my own for the first time in a while and was hoping to be able to join an organised tour; instant travelling companions and it saves me the bother of booking things.
Does anyone know if there is such a tour in Yangshuo, or even anywhere else in China? I'd like one that will have other English speakers, as my conversational Chinese is truly awful. Something like The Dragon Trip but shorter would be perfect. The only tours I've found so far are private ones, i.e. if I book for just me then I will be the only one on the tour. And that would just be sad. :(
Thanks in advance!
I am traveling in Guangzhou and Shanghai in two weeks time and was hoping to get some information on wholesale/retail Jewelry market in those cities and surrounding provinces. I am interested in buying real gold/silver/platinum/diamond jewelry. I would be glad if you can let me know in which all areas and malls I would find the best collection to choose from. I am interested in having a look at both domestic and imported products.
As per my research, I understand Guangzhou has lots of retail jewelry outlets but I couldn't find any documented information anywhere on the Internet. Would appreciate help from any local/foreigner with this.
I might be having a trip to Mt Fuji (Eventually climbing it) during 15th and 16th of this September.
I'm presently staying near Kyoto.
This trip would cost me 30000 Yen. I don't know whether this single trip is worth it or not.
If anyone has climbed Mt Fuji and has any suggestion please put it down here.
I have got other alternative , that is a trip to Disney Land and Disney Sea for two consecutive days which would cost the same.
Please help me chose one.
(This is my first trip to Japan and I'm here for my internship)
Thanks in advance...!!!
im in hk for a few days,my laptop keyboard is not working properly,lots of keys are not working,can anyone recommend somewere to get a replacement laptop keyboard?ive been told of warehouse type places that exist in kowloon but got no solid details of where to find these places....any help greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.....
We have 3 days in Hong Kong (first visit). Does it worth to visit Macau during one day? Gambling is not our issue. Thank you
Just putting some back up plans in place: is getting a Chinese visa in Hong Kong from "foreverbright" still as easy as it was a few years back? Do they also need an LOI or confirmed bookings? Same day/next day service? Costs? Also, is it possible to get a Mongolian visa in HK? Easy/difficult/quick/expensive?
I would like to get your advice and tips for going to 'Tiger Leaping Gorge' from Lijiang town in Yunan, China. My holiday is in early October this year.
Here is my plan-
Day 1- I have a flight that arrives at Lijiang at 12 midnight. I booked a hotel called 'Australia House' and should get there by 1 am.
Day 2- I plan to get up at about 9 or 10 the next morning, have a relaxing breakfast, and then get to the Lijiang long distance bus station and take the bus to Qiaotou.
From Qiaotou village, I expect to have a short hike (one or two hours) to NAXI family guesthouse (already booked).
Day 3 -The following day, I expect a long 6 or 7 hour hike all the way to Sean's guesthouse. (already booked).
Day 4- Next morning. I expect to easily get a minibus from Sean's guesthouse back to Qiaotou village, and then a bus from Qiaotou back to Lijiang, with plenty of time to spare. I w... more »
Hello all. Myself and my partner are planning to travel to China from Korea for Chuseok (Korean thanksgiving) at the end of September. We are going to Shanghai for 4 days and I need some help making plans for what to do/see. I am very overwhelmed by the size of the city! What are the best things to do for a short time and what area should we stay in?
Also, I am wondering if anyone can tell me what to expect for Chuseok. Are things going to be closed? Will we have trouble getting around? What should I expect?
Some recent news on bus travel in NW Yunnan and southern Sichuan, based on my experiences in August. I will post a more comprehensive report later.
1. There was no bus connection from Deqin to Weixi in mid-August, apparently because of the road being broken. There are buses to Weixi from Lijiang main bus station (this one south of the old town) but I did not take them, so no practical experience.
2. There are direct buses between Deqin and Lijiang (no need to stop in Shangri La/Zhongdian), priced 129 Y. Departed from Degin at 7.30, took us 10 hrs to reach Lijiang (express bus station on Xiangelila Dadao, north of the old town). Tickets were available right before departure, so no need to pre-book.
3. There are direct buses between Shangri La and Jianchuan (for onward minibus trip to Shaxi but nice place on its own), so no need to go to Lijiang when travelling between those pl... more »
Hi all! I booked my airfare to Hong Kong and will be touring Hong Kong for 4 days then going to Shenzhen for 4 days and would like to fly over to Bangkok. I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me with Passport and Visa requirements. I know I do not need a Visa to go to Hong Kong but I do need one to enter mainland China Shenzhen. My main question is do I need a Visa as a US citizen to fly from Shenzhen to Bangkok and Then back to Hong Kong. I know this sounds confusing so I will break down below where I want to go and where my flights fly out of.
Los angeles to Hong Kong - 4 Days
Hong Kong to Shenzhen - 4 Days
Shenzhen to Bangkok - 5 Days
Bangkok to Hong Kong flying back to Los angles
Hi everyone, I would like to go to China to work for a while. I am economist, and my mother tongue is Spanish. I also speak a little bit of Portugese and Italian. Does someone know about a job there? I tried with the agencies but they charge you a lot and the wages are really low (not enough to live there). Thank you a lot in advance for your help.
I'm looking for suggestions that feed our inner geek during our visit to Tokyo (Sept 20th - 30th). We will be staying near Shibuya station, so it should be easy enough to get anywhere for day trips.
My hubby is a major gamer, mostly into Nintendo, but we are both major geeks at heart. I know the Tokyo Game Show is happening while we are there, and we will likely check that out. As for me, I'm more of a foodie geek, with interests in theatre and literature/folklore. Any suggestions of dork joy, not just gamer stuff in and around Tokyo are very welcome.
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