Travel companion to China sought
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Feb 3, 2013 6:45 AM Last Post By: cireton
Jan 31, 2013 7:10 PM
Travel companion to China soughtI'm looking for a travel companion to China, Male/Female, somewhere around my age of 55. I speak a bit of Mandarin and am adventurous but know that China travel requires structure. I live in the Washington D.C. area and am thinking of traveling in fall when the air is breathable in Beijing. Thinking of a 14-20 day trip, Beijing, Xian (terra cotta soldiers), Shanghai, Hong Kong. Basically looking to split hotel costs. Absolutely no interest in backpacking/hostels.
Feb 1, 2013 5:21 AM
1You should have no problem visiting China on your own.
Keep in mind the first week of October is a huge holiday and the country is extremely packed on transport, planes, trains and busses are jammed, as the Autumn Festival is the last holiday before Chinese New Year in 3 months...
Hong Kong is nice, but expensive, keep this in mind, Macau is much cheaper and worth the ferry ride. if you do go to Asia, fly into or out of HK, otherwise you need a Multi Entry/Exita Chinese Visa if you fly R/T from China and want to visit HK. But, the Mutli entry Visa cost no more than a regular one, in fact, try to get a 2 year Visa, with a 90 day visit per stay, in case you like China so much you want to return, a lot to see and do.
Shanghai is 2 nights max. Beijing 4 nights minimum.
Feb 3, 2013 6:45 AM
2SoloHobo, thanks for the tips. I figure that the 4 nights minimum in Beijing is right on the money. I'd like to visit during fall in the hopes that air quality will be better than winter when people are burning fuel to heat their homes. In Korea we burned charcoal (ondol) and I'd imagine China uses charcoal or coal, both of which destroy air quality. I'll keep checking in from time to time and see what all I can learn here.
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