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> China is amazing
skylab
post Jun 8 2009, 08:35 PM
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After spending a month around China, I have to say this country is beautiful. Amazing experience. You'll have a real travel experience here.


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post Jun 9 2009, 02:23 AM
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I'm really glad you think so. I couldn't agree more. I came to China 5 years ago on a tour and never left. I've not gone back home once in 5 years and am now married with a gorgeous daughter. It is an incredible country with so much to see, and experience. I'm glad to call it home.


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post Jun 9 2009, 02:24 AM
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What places did you hit during your tour?



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post Jun 9 2009, 09:06 AM
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It's great to hear from you, glad to hear you're having such a wonderful experience, Mike!


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post Jun 9 2009, 11:40 AM
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How'd the Great Wall Hike work out? I read your entry and that is the same one that I want to do when I go next year. Was it difficult to make your way out there on public transportation or did you book a taxi?


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post Jun 9 2009, 02:51 PM
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Happy days! Your pictures on FB look awesome... glad you're having a great time!
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post Jun 9 2009, 09:54 PM
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30 days in China is certainly not enough. I'm kicking myself for not knowing I could get the 90 day multientry for the same price as a 30 day visa. It's ok, I'll be back to see more. I went from Beijing > Xi'an > Chengdu > Kunming > Lijang > and back to Kunming to go into Laos

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How'd the Great Wall Hike work out? I read your entry and that is the same one that I want to do when I go next year. Was it difficult to make your way out there on public transportation or did you book a taxi?


Public transportation is possible if you dont mind the hassle a little bit. I booked a taxi, don't remember the costs. You might save around 50 to 100rmb. It does save a lot if you do it the public bus way. I believe you have to transfer onto another bus halfway somewhere and me not knowing any chinese, it would have been a mission. If you can figure it out, take public bus getting there but take a taxi back. You'll be so beat at the end of the hike that you'll want to just go to sleep without having to worry about how to get back.


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I find that many visitors to China are surprised because China is so different from their pre-conceptions:
through the media they are warned about China. Sure it is crowded, dirty, polluted etc in some parts, but many visitors discover that Chinese are quite friendly once they get to know them and that the huge country has many beautiful places and offers some amazing experiences.
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