Saturday, June 17, 2006

Traveling China : Basic FAQ

These are some questions which mostly asked and maybe they would be your basic information before you decide to travel for your long vacation or holiday in China.

What do you do when check-in at China airport?

Besides showing your valid ID. Ticket and tax coupon, you need to check-in your non-carryon luggage. You may need to pay for the overweight luggage.

Where can I find Internet in China?

Most 4 or 5 hotels provide convenient Internet service with reasonable fees. In most big cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai and Qingdao in China, you can easiliy find internet cafe? usually no drinks supplied.

How to dress while you travel in China?

During the day-time tour, shirt, T-shirt, jeans, Shorts and sneaker are all very practicle. The regular daily 3 meals too.
Unless there is a show or special dinner, it is nice to dress up as you used to do in your own country. But that doesn’t mean you need to pack several suits or dresses even if there are several special occasions during your trip.

Can I arrange my own meal rather than the pre-arranged restaurants in the tours?

In a guided tour in China, having lunch with the group is easier for you to enjoy the tour, and it's easier for us to operate the tour. You may arrange your own dinner.

What days are the workdays in China? What about shops and stores hours?

Five days a week, 8 hours a day, normally from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All the government offices, institutions, schools,hospitals and other units do not work on Saturdays and Sundays.
The emergency clinic is open when the hospital is closed. Shops are open everyday, normally from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. In big cities, stores close late. In summer stores close later than in winter.

What's the best buy in China?

Silk, tea, antiques, paintings and calligraphy, Chinese medicines, handicrafts such as paper-cutting, replicas of terra-cotta horses and warriors and other articles with Chinese flavor are all ideal souvenirs and good gifts for friends.

Have a nice vacation in China!

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