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Travel to China

Visa Questions

post 3.Aug.2011, 04:33 PM
Post #16
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 1.Feb.2011

Ok, so I just got back from commieland. Thought I'd post about the customs and visa in case anyone else was wondering. China is the WORST example of a "Communist" nation I've ever seen. Getting in and out of the country was a breeze, so long as your visa and passport are in order they barely even look at you. Overall it was a pleasant and straight forward experience.

As for China itself, I would HIGHLY recommend Guilin. Anyone that goes to China and doesn't visit Guilin needs a smack upside the head. One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen in my life.

Also, don't go in the Summer...BIG mistake I made right there. Way too hot and humid. September is probably the best time.

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post 3.Aug.2011, 04:56 PM
Post #17
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 18.Jan.2007

Dont forget to take a list of places you want to visit and have it translated into Chinese, get a print out and take it along with you, most taxi drivers in China dont understand english at all
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post 3.Aug.2011, 05:05 PM
Post #18
Joined: 7.Sep.2008

I take your anyone who visits china and doesnt visit guilin statement and top it with a anyone who visits guilin and doesnt visit yangshuo needs a smack upside the head..
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post 3.Aug.2011, 08:11 PM
Post #19
Location: Skåne
Joined: 25.May.2011

@byke - Haha, I'm still laughing. Wonderfully composed. People-watching is fun and/or disturbing.
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post 4.Aug.2011, 01:02 AM
Post #20
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 1.Feb.2011

Ya, totally, Yangshou was absolutely one of the most beautiful places I have seen on this earth. And CHEAP!! God was everything Cheap...!!!!
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post 16.Sep.2011, 09:58 AM
Post #21
Joined: 19.Aug.2011

First to get the visa
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post 25.Jan.2012, 06:46 PM
Post #22
Joined: 25.Jan.2012

Hi, I've been to China for 4 times. I don't think Chinese customs is a pain in the head. I think they are just doing their duty. Its quite hard to communicate w/ the locals though because they don't generally speak in English like us.
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post 19.Feb.2013, 08:10 AM
Post #23
Joined: 19.Feb.2013

China is best place for travel. There have many places to go and see.
Some places are Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin and Yangtze River.
I had to go china in last year with my family. We were enjoyed.
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post 19.Feb.2013, 08:31 AM
Post #24
Location: Sweden
Joined: 12.Sep.2011

Did not enjoy the atmosphere in Beijing at all. Shanghai rocks however. Will be back there in March. Generally never a problem to get the visa so long as you book your trip far enough in advance.
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post 6.Apr.2013, 04:50 PM
Post #25
Location: Malmö
Joined: 6.Apr.2013

China is best place for travel. Just love China.
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