So you want to travel to China?
Get ready for the
adventure of a lifetime!
Traveling to China is an adventure -- one
you'll be talking about for years to come.
I know! I've been there twice. And each time was a monumental
I was lucky. My son, Kris, moved to China in 2001. He
planned to stay at a martial arts temple in Dali, China. And he
did stay there for awhile. But his China travels led him to
become an entrepreneur and open a restaurant called Salvador's
Coffee House with a few friends/business partners.
We just finished a
wonderful meal at Salvador's in Dali, the
original Salvador's. This was taken in May
2004. I'm smack-dab in the middle; my son,
Kris, is on the far left giving the peace
sign. His friend and business partner, Colin,
is on the far right in back. The girls in
back are Salvador's employees, and the others
are tourists and friends.
I say I was lucky because when I visited
China, I had my own personal tour guide who spoke English
flawlessly, as well as fluent Chinese.
Haggling for goods in the marketplace or getting the best deal
on a cab ride or tour package was all taken care of by my
If you don't have a friend or family member to take you by the
hand when you travel to China, you'll probably need to do more
planning for the trip than I. You'll want to fill out an
application for China travel visa, as well as apply for your
passport. Do this with plenty of time to spare so that you're
not anxious as the trip date approaches.
You might want to check out cheap china travel or discount
travel in China. You might want to plan a china travel tour
with a group of people. Although this isn't as "up close and
personal" as having your own personal tour guide, it's the most
practical approach for many people.
Among your plans for travel to China, if you plan to bring
anything electronic, you'll need an adapter for china travel. I
brought my little hair dryer and used my adapter quite a
China train travel and China air travel are two modes of
transportation you'll want to learn more about. China rail
travel is relatively inexpensive and it's a wonderful way to
see the countryside. But you'll want to be aware of the food
choices on the train. They don't generally have Western choices
of food, or snack machines. This takes some getting used to and
The sites you'll see when you travel to China are breathtaking!
You might want to travel the Great Wall of China. What an
amazing adventure that is! Your China travel package might
include the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian or Leaping Tiger Gorge
in Lijiang. Your China travel agent can help you make some
informed choices when you begin planning.
In my travel to China, we went from one end of the country to
the other, just about. It was exhausting and exhilarating all
My personal China travel guide was superb! While I brag on him
and reminisce about my travel to China, I'll pass along some
good tips for your China travel plans.
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