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10 Days in China

A June 2006 trip to Beijing by sarah7

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10 Days in China

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Seventeen hour flight, five people, two airports, around one dozen sites, and one over night on a train is the perfect combination for a great trip. China is a country with sites and activities awaiting all. From shopping to hiking to flat out sight seeing something waits for you. You can find your inner peace at a tea garden or the latest Louis Vuitton purse at one of the many markets. Remnants of history from long before imagined combined with the country embracing its growing business atmosphere, makes for a country with tons of travel potential. China is a country where the unexpected waits. Quick Tips: Very few Chinese citizens speak English, so I would suggest either lear...Read More

Great Wall at Mu Tian Yu

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Attraction | "Great Wall of China (The), Mutianyu"

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The Great Wall of China: one of the few sites visible from space it spans over 3,000 miles. The Great Wall is a must see while visiting any part of China. The wall may have once served as a barrier, but it now serves as a location where all cultures can mingle. Close to Beijing many locations of the wall are open to tourists. These areas include Badaling, Mutianyu, Huanghuacheng, Simatai, and Jinshanling. All of these areas have their beauties and faults. The first two mentioned areas have undergone reconstruction so there are large crowds. The other areas may be physically strenuous, but with fewer tourists and vendors. Mutianyu and Badaling both offer cable cars to the top of the...Read More

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Great Wall at Mu Tian Yu
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Reckless Rickshaw Bike Tour

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Reckless Rickshaw Bike Tour Photo, Beijing, China
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A great way to see China and the way citizens actually live is to take a Hutong tour by rickshaw. A rickshaw is a form of a pedicab that is drove by a local resident. The contraption is basically a bicycle with a cart on the back of it. The trailer type cart holds two people and has a cover. The drivers of the rickshaw may surprise you with their power and navigation ability. Our driver was a young 15-year-old boy, but did a great job hauling us around and navigating the busy streets and lanes. On a rickshaw tour expect close calls with other people on the streets and the occasional curb check. At times on our tour we could have literally reached out and touched other vehicles on the street. W...Read More

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Reckless Rickshaw Bike Tour
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More Than Foot Massage

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More Than Foot Massage Photo, Beijing, China
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After experiencing the Chinese side of China, kick back and enjoy an experience unaffordable for most Chinese. The treatment that you will receive in this spa is affordable for the American college student, while offering the luxury that one can only dream about. A visit to the Oriental Taipan Massage and Spa was an unforgettable and unusual Chinese experience. This spa is known across China as a reputable, affordable, and possibly 'the best' in the country. All staff members at the Taipan spas go through extensive and continuous training to make them the best. The spa is decorated in traditional Asian decor, and offers complimentary drinks and snacks. I would suggest either the watermelon o...Read More