Asia - North-East Asia
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Hi all, first post!
Quick question really, I'm due to be in Beijing in the next month for 2 weeks and I've planned time to go see some sights in Beijing and to travel out to Xian with some friends already out there, but I'm looking for something to do outside of Beijing for a few days (anywhere from 3 to 5 days).
I'm hoping to meet some fellow travellers when I'm out there and from that, with any luck, will be tagging along with a few things, but I wondered if anyone had any other ideas of places to go?/Catch up with fellow travellers?
Already on my consider list is Chengde but a lot of the information I seem to be reading about it relates to families and older groups.
I'm 23 and English by the way.
Thanks in advance!
Ok so im planning a trip to Tokyo for 1-2 weeks, hopefully by the end of this year or the start of 2013. But I will still be 19 at this time so should I wait until im 20 to go? I do enjoy drinking but am travelling solo and did maybe want to check out some clubs (if I find the courage to go by myself or make friends :P). I have heard/read that bars and such dont really check gaijin id so I probably wont get much trouble with that. But clubs (expecially in Shibuya) do.
On another note, anyone in search of a travel partner to Tokyo :)
The Tibet Tourism Bureau just issued a new policy that only if a group of 4 tourists under the same nationality could get the permit approved. For those travel alone, in couple, or even in triple could not get permit approved unless they can find their countrymates to join them and make the group size larger than 4. This is a new policy, and we will see how the implementation goes.
During my planned trip to Japan I also intend to use an overnight train to get to Hokkaido.
I will have a Japan Railpass, but it seems difficult to get the sleeper reservations in advance from here in Europe.
If we can get the reservations only once we are in Japan (~7 days before the night train trip), the train might already be sold out.
Does anyone know a way to get sleeper reservations in advance?
Sometimes I think the world should have an internet purging day, and require all forums to purge all of their threads. There is so much clutter and garbage online that it is difficult to know if I have found a good answer or not.
What is the earliest ferry from Kinmen, Taiwan to Xiamen? and how long does it take? Is there a ferry that leaves Taiwan after midnight and goes to the mainland?
how is the weather be in guangxi n hunan in september? would it be a wet season?
Tibet permits policy changed twice within 2 days, Yesterday(May 4th), we are informed that Tibet permits only be issued if the group size is 3 people with same nationalities, but today(May 5th). we are again informed that the group size must be minimum 4 people with same nationalities. We will see what will come up tomorrow :)
I will like to find out if anyone knows of the details of the ferry services from Jeju to Wando. I read on the internet that there is ferry service from Jeju to Wando and from Wando to Jeju but I can't seem to find more details on it. My Korean Language is rather non-existance so will be helpful if someone can help me out here.
I'm from Singapore and is planning a trip to Wando, any suggestion is welcome.
Is it worth travelling to Kinosaki? Is this the nearest onsen city to Osaka? Are there any other far more interesting onsen places? Will stay most of our visit in Osaka.
I will appreciate any recommendation from travel gurus here in TT.
Thank you in advance!
Have a safe and fun travel!
Hey, im going to japan on friday by myself and im keen to stay at a hostel where it will be younger people mid 20s who would be more likely to go out with other backpackers.
im staying for 3 nights in tokyo, more interested in staying in shinjuku for 4 nights , and then heading to osaka for 2 nights then back to tokyo for the remainder of my stay 3 nights....
any tips and tricks you can suggest, im more interested in knowing wheres good to stay Shinjuku if thats best and in Osaka, ...... safe, clean, convenient, meet like minded people, not fussed on noise toooo much, internet would be good and not too smelly haha!
Thanks!!! - KayKay
I am planning my first trip (me + 3) to China (Shanghai and Beijing) in November or December. I plan on using Hotwire for booking our 2 rooms in each city.
I was looking for suggestions/comments on which area to stay in based on the Hotwire area list below:
Huangpu 2.7 mi
Luwan 4.0 mi
Jingan - Changning 4.7 mi
Hongkou - Yangpu 5.0 mi
Zhabei - Putuo 6.5 mi
Pudong Central 7.2 mi
Xuhui 8.2 mi
Pudong North 10.0 mi
Pudong South 10.2 mi
Qingpu - Hongqiao A… 13.2 mi
Shanghai Pudong Int… 18.7 mi
Xuanwu District 3.5 mi
Dongcheng District 3.7 mi
Xicheng District 3.7 mi
Chongwen District 4.0 mi
Chaoyang District Wes… 7.5 mi
Chaoyang District Nor… 7.7 mi
Chaoyang District North
Haidian District 7.7 mi
Chaoyang District Nor… 9.2 mi
Beijing ... more »
im off to Japon on friday and thinking of starting my trip in Nagasaki with the Japan Rail Pass from Tokyos Narita airport
we arrive at 5pm and thought of travelling overnight to Nagasaki.. can anyone point us in the right direction...which trains to take to where
also any special recommendations a couple of hours from Nagasaki
thanks for any advice
I'm planning on visiting Kyoto for a few days in late May with some family & I was wondering where to start with with looking at hostels etc to stay, that won't be too expensive?
I usually book to stay in a youth hostel but I have read that there are lots of different options in Japan - Guest houses, B&B's etc? Where would be the best places/websites to look for accommodation?
Thank you kindly :).
I will be travelling to Beijing from mid-June to mid-August for an intensive language study program. I was wondering if there anyone could suggest some local, hole-in-the wall coffee or tea shops to check out once I arrive. I'll be staying with a host family within a 40 minute public transportation radius of Peking University, so I'm not really sure what area that puts me in. My idea is that I will be able to go to a coffee/tea shop and sit down and write, with the hopes that occasionally someone will come by and strike up a conversation with me (not sure how realistic this is). I also read somewhere that Chinese students may approach you if you lounge around on the campus grounds. Thoughts?
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