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HSBC / First Direct Account Holders
By GHOST | 10/14/2007 6:56:53 AM

If you bank (in the UK at least) with HSBC or First Direct, you can use your cashcard or savings card to withdraw cash from HSBC atm's without charge. You can even check your balance!

I've used my card successfully without charge in China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea, and the Philippines. Remember, it only works with HSBC atm's!

Today's Travel Tip
By DALTON | 9/2/2007 5:42:56 PM

"Never go on trips with anyone you do not love."
- Ernest Hemingway
(American novelist and short-story writer, Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954, 1899-1961.)

By JEANGATHER | 8/25/2007 5:37:14 AM

I am in innermongolia dont take travellers cheques anywhere outside of a big city like bejiing they wont change themTake roubles if your near russiaor american dollars

Degenerated Religious
By KETCHUP | 5/27/2005 10:55:43 AM

I am not religious but I like visiting temples, monasteries, taoism temples, etc. Disappointedly I found most temples are Degenerated into money machine in name of protecting you and your family. I never donate when pushed.
And 10 out of 10, I was pushed! So, I save a lot of money.


Xidi Village and Hongcun Village
By FERRERO | 4/14/2005 6:00:26 PM

Xidi Village is located in the southeastern part of Yixian County. Among 300 Ming and Qing dynasty residences, there are 124 are well preserved. The village has been praised by architects as one of the best preserved old-time houses and as one of the most beautiful villages in the world. Hongcun Village is about 11 km from the county town of Yixian County. Hongcun is famous for its enchanting mountains and waters. The shape of this village is just like an ox lying leisurely beside a stream in front of a mountain.
Both of the two villages were added to the World Cultural Heritage List in 2000.

airport taxis
By DAVIDHOH | 3/1/2005 7:17:39 AM

Generally the beijing airport taxi system is chaotic as taxis can refuse you and are small in if you have large luggage you will have to take a black taxi ( fare slightly more).
My experience is that most fares from the airport of any city in china to its downtown destination should not be more than Y120.
If the taxi does not drop you at the entrance of your hotel for whatever reason, a scam is about to happen and always insist on taxi receipts from the meter - useful in getting a refund when you report to the police

Extreme Backpacking!
By ELCABRON | 2/20/2005 9:19:16 PM

Packing list:

Im not sure if I am a good example.
I have a backpackers soul. I like to travel as light as possible
and as packed as necessary. Which means on a trip for a month I only travel with my small army backpack.
It is 50x35x25cm only!
(If you are travelling with your girl things look different of course. Romantic travelling is more convinient travelling)
Medicine is most important.
Toiletpaper comes second in China.
A LP guide is never a mistake. But I reduce it to the most necessary information of my route on a seperate paper in case I lose the guidebook (transportation, alternative places to stay, copies of some maps...). Youth hostels are always a breeding point of the latest travel information. It is a big backpacker family.
I only have just a few things of clothes, two trousers, a few t-shirts , a few socks, one or two pullover and so on to change. Jacket on my body.
If you need new clothes you can buy them very cheap or if you stay at a place for a couple of days wash your used clothes.
I hope you are not too much disgusted. Always have something to drink with you. Money, traveller cheques, passport, tickets - everything important is in my moneybelt.
My wallet is just for some little money you need every day. It does not hurt when you lose it or it gets stolen, or even robbed. But I normally wear it
in a front pocket while I? travelling. (China is one of the safest countries I have travelled to. It is more dangerous to take the wrong exit in a major US city;-)

The weight is right when you are able to walk with it for at least half a day - everyday ;-)
Nomally when you reach a city, I look for the place to stay first. But
that can take some time. Than you can reduce the weight, leave everything in
the hotel you can afford to lose and start your exploration!

I hope this is a help for everyone who wants to experience a little bit more andvanturous travelling independently.

Xiang Yang Market in Shanghai
By ANNASUI | 2/7/2005 5:12:43 PM

There is a market in Shanghai called Xiang Yang Market which is as famous as the Silk Alley in Beijing.

Xiang Yang Market is located at the juncture of Huai Hai Zhong Lu and Xiang Yang Lu.

The most convenient way to go there is by subway No.1 line and get off at Shan Xi Nan Lu Station, then leave from the exit of Parkson Shopping center, walk for about 3 min, you may find Xiang Yang Market.

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