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Forum: China
Feb 1, 16, 7:28 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 17,439
Posted By alanwar

There was great advice here. My son and I didn't...

There was great advice here. My son and I didn't bother with a driver or a guide. In fact I don't think we spend 2400RMB on everything we did for a week in China, let alone 2 days of guide service. ...
Forum: China
Jan 7, 16, 2:12 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 17,439
Posted By alanwar

Thank you all (especially Jiejie for your advice...

Thank you all (especially Jiejie for your advice on this thread and the others. My son and I have decided to skip the tour guide and instead make it more of an adventure. I will post back with what...
Forum: China
Jan 6, 16, 3:21 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 17,439
Posted By alanwar

Has anyone booked a private tour on the site...

Has anyone booked a private tour on the site mentioned: http://www.synotrip.com/tour-guides/chengdu ?

I've been quoted 2400RMB for this itinerary including guide and private car:

Day 1: Panda...
Forum: China
Jan 1, 16, 1:53 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 991
Posted By alanwar

Request Help Understanding Chengdu Itinerary

My son and I are visiting Chengdu for 5 days in January and I am trying to put together a reasonable itinerary and would appreciate your expert input. I have no Chinese and my son has a little (from...
Forum: China
Dec 25, 15, 11:41 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,127
Posted By alanwar

My son and I are visiting Chengdu in a few weeks...

My son and I are visiting Chengdu in a few weeks and had a question about the program where you can hug the panda babies. Is this something that he would need to reserve in advance or is it...
Forum: China
Dec 24, 15, 2:00 pm
Replies: 249
Views: 29,535
Posted By alanwar

The poster above recently commented on how the...

The poster above recently commented on how the air in Chengdu caused throat irritation and coughing. A few years ago I was in Taipei and experienced this; my throat became very irritated as if I was...
Forum: China
Dec 23, 15, 10:09 am
Replies: 249
Views: 29,535
Posted By alanwar

I will be headed from the USA to Guilin and...

I will be headed from the USA to Guilin and Chengdu in about 3 weeks. I am thinking that it might be smart to bring some kind of mask to filter out the pollution but am not sure what would be the...
Forum: China
Dec 1, 15, 1:36 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,449
Posted By alanwar

Yes, I agree. Thank you JieJie for the advice.

Yes, I agree. Thank you JieJie for the advice.
Forum: China
Nov 28, 15, 11:53 am
Replies: 6
Views: 3,449
Posted By alanwar

ATM availability in Shenzhen, Guilin and Chengdu

I am trying to plan out how I am going to obtain cash for my trip to Hong Kong and then the mainland. I've only got an account at a US credit union and I am concerned that I will not be able to use...
Forum: China
Oct 20, 15, 11:09 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 882
Posted By alanwar

KWL - CTU: Shandong vs. China Southern

I will be traveling with my son and this is our first time traveling in China. We will need a flight from Guilin to Chengdu and both Shandong and China Southern have flights that work although...
Forum: China
Oct 13, 15, 4:28 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 18,945
Posted By alanwar

San Diego, I assume you mean that one should...

San Diego, I assume you mean that one should hire a car and driver for the whole day and have that person take you around. Is this how you went to the panda preserve outside of town ? How did you go...
Forum: China
Oct 10, 15, 7:35 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,221
Posted By alanwar

What would be the best options for getting from...

What would be the best options for getting from the airport to our hotel in the city of Chengdu ? Taxi ? Are there other transit options (Bus, subway, etc) that would be feasible with speaking only a...
Forum: China
Sep 14, 15, 12:11 pm
Replies: 2,030
Views: 411,404
Posted By alanwar

My son and I just decided to go to China the end...

My son and I just decided to go to China the end of December and I am just beginning to figure out the visa requirements. We are US citizens with no relatives in China. From what I can gather, we...
Forum: Nordic Region
Dec 25, 13, 9:43 am
Replies: 20
Views: 5,285
Posted By alanwar

Helosc, you advice was very helpful as we enjoyed...

Helosc, you advice was very helpful as we enjoyed seeing kronborg today and then up to Helsingborg castle remains. The views from the ferry were amazing. Thank you !
Forum: Europe
Dec 2, 13, 11:36 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 6,059
Posted By alanwar

Thank you for all of the advice here. It turns...

Thank you for all of the advice here. It turns out that we will have a few days on Crete and then need to spend New Year's Eve in Athens. Since I've got an early flight we are staying at the Sofitel...
Forum: Nordic Region
Nov 29, 13, 1:58 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 5,285
Posted By alanwar

Helosc, I very much appreciate you figuring this...

Helosc, I very much appreciate you figuring this all out.
Forum: Nordic Region
Nov 25, 13, 9:57 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 5,285
Posted By alanwar

Helosc, thank you for this information and you...

Helosc, thank you for this information and you offer to figure out the tickets. There are 4 of us, 2 adults, a 20 year old and a 16 year old.

I only have US credit cards which are swipe and have...
Forum: Nordic Region
Nov 23, 13, 1:15 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 5,285
Posted By alanwar

Thank you Siebrand and Helosc. Your information...

Thank you Siebrand and Helosc. Your information has been very helpful.

It seems that the train between Copenhagen and Helsingor runs every 20min while the ferry between Helsingor and Helsingborg...
Forum: Nordic Region
Nov 22, 13, 12:45 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 5,285
Posted By alanwar

Thank you Helosc for you reply. Do you think...

Thank you Helosc for you reply.

Do you think it is worth traveling up to there from Copenhagen if the inner courtyard is closed ? Will public transport from Copenhagen be running on the 24th and...
Forum: Nordic Region
Nov 21, 13, 5:21 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 5,285
Posted By alanwar

Kronborg castle on Dec 24 & 25

I understand that the grounds of Kronborg are open and do not require a ticket or fee. The website for the castle also states the castle is closed on Dec 24 and 25. Is the closure for the interior...
Forum: Nordic Region
Nov 21, 13, 4:42 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,676
Posted By alanwar

I travelled to Iceland last year and you have an...

I travelled to Iceland last year and you have an opportunity to buy both coming and going. Supposedly alcohol is very expensive in Iceland so many people (residents and visitors) buy on the way in....
Forum: Europe
Aug 29, 13, 12:19 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,818
Posted By alanwar

Thank you for all of the helpful information. ...

Thank you for all of the helpful information.

If I am reading the table correctly, the maximum cost per minute for an outgoing call within the EU when roaming would be .24 and incoming .07 with...
Forum: Europe
Aug 28, 13, 4:56 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,818
Posted By alanwar

Single SIM card for multiple countries or multiple SIM cards ?

I've figured out that I can unlock and use my US phone in Europe so now I am trying to figure what strategy I should use to get SIM card(s) that will work in the countries I am visiting (in this...
Forum: Europe
Jul 17, 13, 3:34 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,874
Posted By alanwar

I have my plans set to be on Crete the last week...

I have my plans set to be on Crete the last week of this year and have decided to avoid Athens (though not the airport) for reasons other than strikes or riots. It seems like on the plus side there...
Forum: Europe
Jul 15, 13, 4:07 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,874
Posted By alanwar

I am American and not at all certain of the...

I am American and not at all certain of the things to be aware of when renting a car in Greece as opposed to the US. I do know how to drive a manual so that isn't an issue but are there other gotchas...
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