Just returned-Historic China trip

Old Jan 26th, 2000, 03:52 AM
Posts: n/a
Just returned-Historic China trip

Returned 1/25 from China Focus - Historic China trip and will be more than willing to share tips on what to pack or what we did. Highly recommend China Focus --can't be beat for the price or quality of the experience.

Remember to pack for the weather--it can be very cold in Beijing!
Old Jan 31st, 2000, 11:37 AM
Will Janecek
Posts: n/a
I am going to Beijing first time in April. Have only 10 days, and am focusing on a biking vacation. Actually trying to get information on the mountains bordering Mongolia. Have any information?
Old Feb 1st, 2000, 02:55 PM
Boyd Dunford
Posts: n/a
I am a retired architect and therefore interested in architecture of China and was wondering if your trip focused on this. Please let me know.
Old Feb 18th, 2000, 09:19 PM
Posts: n/a
I was just looking at the Historic China trip. China Focus accept check for deposit and payment. No credit cards. That makes my husband feel uneasy. Please advise.
I am excited to hear someone had a wonderful time on this tour that we are considering. We had never been to China and would like to experience the old and modern China. Thanks.
Old Feb 27th, 2000, 09:47 PM
Posts: n/a
Hi Judy<
Delighted to see your posting. I am going to China in April and am wondering what to take. Not so much for the weather, I'm planning to "layer", but am wondering how casual or dressy one needs to be eg what about blue jeans? Any tips appreciat
Old Feb 29th, 2000, 05:18 PM
Posts: n/a
Hi Judy,

We are booked for China May 11th so any assistance in clothing, packing and appropriate choice of backpack or other piece of luggage would be appreciated.

Please respond vis email.


Old Jul 7th, 2000, 08:10 PM
Posts: n/a
Dear Judy,
Today I sent in my deposit for the Historic China trip through Chinafocus. I would love to hear any and all info and experiences about the trip. I would appreciate anything you would have to offer.

Thank you, Cerise
Old Jul 8th, 2000, 03:02 PM
Posts: n/a

You are going to have a great time in
China - just make sure not going to a
tour between 9/30 ~ 10/7, the period of
Chinese national holiday. All major
attractions throughout the country will
be way overcrowded. It happened during
5/1~5/7, another national holiday.
Old Sep 24th, 2000, 12:43 AM
Posts: n/a
Dear Judy,I am planning a trip to Beijing around January 15, 2001. What would you recommend that I pack, see, eat, buy, try, private tour guides, and avoid?! I've been to Barrow Alaska in the winter,so I know I'll need warm clothes, but what type of things did you take? What do you recommend for a first time China visitor? Thanks, Jane
Old Sep 27th, 2000, 08:18 AM
Posts: n/a
I am a Chinese Herbalist that brings students to Beijing each year for 2 weeks the 1st week of November to study and sightsee. Last year I stayed 7 weeks to study in the Hospitals and experience more of the culture there. I found this time of year to be perfect in temperature, but when Dec. 10 or therre abouts came, it was like a snap of cold weather. The wind was intense and the cold ripped thru you. Every woman wore silk long johns to keep warm and winter coats can be bought very inexpensively so you wouldn't have to pack one that is big.There is a Reflexology Institute where you can get 1 1/2 hour foot and calf massage by expert acupressurists or full body massage (with your clothes on) for about $20. It was an incredible experience and after all the walking and hiking, a welcomed treat. The city offers so much and it is always an adventure. From the Muslim Resturants that have belly dancers and great lamb pizzas to the shopping and art galleries. It becomes additive...Laura
Old Oct 9th, 2005, 11:44 AM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 12
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
we're going to China and Tibet Oct.27-Nov.17. We're told to take vitamins as well as prescriptions in original bottles. Too cumbersome for vitamins!!! Any tips? All packing trips welcomed.
thanks in advance.
travelwithasthma is offline  
Old Oct 9th, 2005, 02:43 PM
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 23,073
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Wow, this thread is really historic.
rkkwan is offline  
Old Oct 9th, 2005, 03:26 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 13,395
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You don't need to pack your vitamins in their original containers. You don't even really need to do it with your prescriptions, but you can just to on the safe side. Have a great trip!
Patty is offline  
Old Oct 9th, 2005, 05:33 PM
Posts: n/a
Hope that you are going to post a trip report. I would love to read it! Am going to China in April, 2006. Thanks!
Old Oct 22nd, 2005, 10:14 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,869
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
After having dinner last night with Will Perry who posted on the China Focus feedback wesite in 2004, we are going on the HC tour in mid May '06.
mikemo is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Mar 21st, 2009 06:23 AM
Sep 17th, 2007 11:21 AM
May 16th, 2007 12:51 PM
Chris Winnan
Nov 8th, 2002 09:58 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -