Travel to China

Date: Summer 2008, 1 month
Places:

Todo

  1. places and sights 70%
  2. travel accompainment, partially
  3. route and connections 60%
  4. flight, Tue May 13 -- Wed June 11 (State College SCE -- Shanghai, Pudong)
  5. visa (requires dates, flight, passport, Chinese reference; personal application in NY) done.
  6. hostel reservations 30%, ? necessary
  7. appointments with friends done.
  8. medications, message to BoA done.

Shanghai (上海) -- Wed May 14- Sat May 17, June 10-11

eat:

Stay:

Nanjing (南京, Jiangsu) -- Sat May 17 - Tue May 20

sights: (also ask Wang Xiangfeng)

stay:

Buy tickets to Hangzhou and Guangzhou.

Hangzhou (杭州,Zhejiang) -- Tue May 20- Fri 23

sights:

Other things to do:

stay:

duration: 1-2 days

Suzhou (苏州) -- Fri May 23

Also called "Venice of the East"
sights:

stay:

duration: almost 1day

Guangzhou (广州, Guangdong) -- May 25-May 31

sights:*

Duration: 2-3 days
Stay:

Eat and Drink: Cantonese food (dim sum, …)

Guilin (桂林,Guangxi) -- June 1-2

Sights:

stay: 1-3 days

Xi'an (西安,Shaanxi) -- June 2-4

sights:

eat: Yang Rou Pao Muo (piece of bread and a kettle of lamb soup)
duration: 1-2days
stay:

Shaolin (少林,Songshan National Park, Henan) -- June 4-5

Sights:

stay:

Beijing (北京) -- Thu June 5- Tue 10

sights: (also ask Chen Zhuo)

duration: 1 week
accomodation: dorm in a cheap hostel, p.ex.

Food specialities: Beijing Duck, Hot Pot, Noodles

For the travel

*I have a tourist guide for these cities
1 Bank of America has a credit alliance with People's Construction Bank, thus you can use your BoA ATM-card on PCB ATMs.
2Lonely Planet, China (May 2007), which I already bought
3 m: metro, ex: exit, B: bus


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