It’s about the advantages of doing a small-group adventure travel tour in China. China is fascinating but it is not easy – there are very few foreign tourists, millions of Chinese tourists, and there is very little English, either spoken or written. Following eighteen days of solo travel in Japan it felt like a blessing to hand over the reigns to a local tour leader who was fluent in both spoken and written Chinese and English. It was also fun to be travelling with a group of people. Don and I tend to keep to ourselves a bit too much, especially me when I’m travelling alone. Joining a group forced me to be more sociable, which was nothing but a good thing.
Hop on over to Intrepid and have a read.
WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE VISITING CHINA ON A SMALL GROUP TOUR
Top – a scene from the stunning Three Kingdoms Live Action Show.
Bottom – a pile of hungry pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
Next post: back to Japan – Kyoto’s five-block long Nishiki Market, and the Aoi Festival (gorgeous Heian period costumes!)
All words and images by Alison Louise Armstrong unless otherwise noted
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