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10 Travel tips for travelers.
By DREAMYBD | 3/20/2012 9:28:29 AM

Hello travelers here is some traveling tips for your trouble free travel;

1. Forgetting your passport - or not having at least 6 months validity left. This has happened to more of us than care to admit it.
2. Checking baggage. Most seasoned road warriors will only have carry on luggage - you'll never see them waiting at the carousel.
3. Getting annoyed with airport security. Unfortunately they hold all the power and occasionally you'll encounter someone who abuses it. Getting frustrated or angry won't help get you through to your gate any faster - in fact, you can end up missing your flight. Under no circumstances mention the word bomb anywhere in the airport.
4. Not checking stopover duration. Getting stuck in an airport for 8 hours isn't much fun and will have you wishing you'd spent the extra few hundred dollars to fly direct. Use something like to visually compare how much agony each flight entails.
5. Drinking too much alcohol on the flight. Airplanes already dehydrate you - drinking will make that worse, stop you from sleeping properly and leave you more susceptible to catching a bug.
6. Leaving your iPad / phone / wallet in the seat pocket in front of you.
7. Missing a meeting because you slept in because of jet lag. Check your alarm clock - know what it sounds like and then put it out of reach so you can't simply turn it off. Also ask for a wake up call as a backup.
8. Missing flights because you misjudged traffic conditions. Ask your hotel concierge about peak traffic hours and if anything special is going on in town. A marathon can cut a city in half - leading to delays of over an hour.
9. Forgetting your reading glasses.
10. Religiously sticking to one airline or network to maximize points/miles. The reality is they are often difficult to redeem and expire quickly yet many road warriors go out of their way to fly on an airline, even when it's more expensive, takes longer and is less convenient.

Large Sized Foreigners will not be able to buy clothes and shoes inland China
By LADYMAGGIC | 10/9/2010 6:17:40 PM

Inland China has no shoes for ladies over the size of will need to make sure you have your own footwear when coming to live in these areas.
I also find large sizes in clothes are not readily available.

Things you find difficult to get in inland China
By LADYMAGGIC | 9/8/2010 1:14:12 AM

I found Nail polish remover at Shanghai but was not able to get any in Hefei...same with deoderant.
Chinese do not seem to wear deoderant or use Talcum bring your own supplies.
I blonde my hair. You cannot get blonde hair color in China, so make sure you bring your own. I invariably end up black when I go to a hairdresser here. or a different color to what was intended.
I also found boot polish not easy to get...most people seem to wear non leather shoes today.

I did not bring the correct seasonal wardrobe, and am struggling to buy afordable clothes, and in my size..I am larger than chinese ladies.
I would hate to try shoes again...I brought my own

There is another show in Pingyao Yun Jingcheng Show Centre
By PINGYAOCN | 5/17/2009 1:11:56 AM

The Best Dance Drama:A handful of Wild jujubes
A Handful of Wild Jujubes is another dance drama directed by Zhang Jigang, the Vice Director of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Ceremonies and the Art Director of China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe, after his well-known production Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva (Kwan-yin, China's Virgin Mary) performed by 21 deaf and dumb actresses. In less than one year, "A Handful of Wild Jujubes" has been performed over 100 times in China and was chosen to stage in the Great Hall of the People at the closing ceremony of the third dance season. It is the first dance drama in China's dance history to reflect the culture and describe the love of Shanxi merchants.

Synopsis of the Dance Drama Wild Jujubes
The story takes place in the years between the end of the Qing Dynasty and the beginning of the Republic of China. The Yin Family, the erstwhile most prosperous household in the central region of Shanxi Province, is declining with only two members left—a sick and widowed Mrs. Yin and her son, the retarded young master. The head farmhand of the Yin Family is a snob who harbors an evil scheme to embezzle the Yin Family’s wealth. He deliberately schemes to set up his illegitimate daughter, Jujube, as the child bride of the retarded young master.

But, the beautiful and virtuous Jujube is deeply in love with the industrious and intelligent young farmhand and, without her father’s approval, they pledge on a handful of wild jujubes that they will marry. They bravely defy the old farmhand in an effort to change their destinies. But the old farmhand poisons the wild jujubes that symbolize their love, thus turning a beautiful romance into a tragic love story that will stir our heart string for ages to come.
Between the end of the Qing Dynasty and the beginning of the Republic of China, Victims of years of natural disasters are fleeing the famine-stricken central Shanxi, in the hope of finding a way to survive.
Jujube, the child bride of the Yin Family, and a young farmhand are secretly in love. Aspiring to change their fate, the young farmhand decides to go to Xikou to become an apprentice in business with Jujube’s encouragement. The lovers reluctantly bid farewell to each other by an old gray wall.

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Pingyao Hotel
By JPZ6699 | 10/9/2005 4:44:58 AM

Historic Hotel in Pingyao, China
100 Beds, 60 Baths, Sleeps 200
Floors: 5
Wheelchair Accessible
Pet Friendly

Contact the Owner/Agent
Ask For: zhang
Phone: 86-0354-5888406 or Send an Inquiry
On Phone: Please say, "I saw your listing #1583 on"
Book this property now!

Description Photos
Pingyao Hotel,loccated in No.23,Shaxiang street,is one of the government appointed organizations which concerns foreign affairs.It covers 12081 square meters.With PC telephones and cable Tvs,the roomsare givided into 8 luxury suits,93 standard rooms with air-conditioning, 36 standard rooms and 28 ordinary rooms.
  Pingyao hotel owns newly decorated Luxury banquet hall,Chinese restaurant and six compartments of different style. large dining hall which can accommodete 800 pepole for dining at the same time ,two Chinese restauants,180 people and two westem restaurants,50 people .
  The hotel contains a large meeting hall,which can seat 500 people,There are two middle-sized meeting hall with 50-80 seats and two small meeting rooms with 30 seats respectively.It can be used for all kinds of eetings,exbibits and business activifies。
  Its convenient parking lot can hold 100 cars .The food is famous as local delicacies.In recent three years,it has successfully held many academic confe-rences and 40 meeting. Pingyao Hotel takes strict management and warm services as its business principle and stands on the first rank in county with its first-ciass facilities,large scale, convenient communications and reasonable prices.

Stay away from Tianyuankui
By KETCHUP | 5/19/2005 11:31:56 AM

It is nothing than a pirate ship!
Bad service, rude people and everything bad you can think of for a hotel.

places to stay in Datong
By ELCABRON | 2/19/2005 6:55:01 PM

Despite offering some amazing cultural and historical sights, Datong is not that famous for tourists, so there is no huge number of places to stay.
We arrived in the dark with heavy snowfall and missed the Hostel right opposite to the trainstation.
We first stayed in a more expensive hotel on the main road for 150 Kuai a doubleroom (for Datong quite expensive).

The next day we changed to the FEITIAN BINGUAN, which I mentioned is opposite to the trainstation on left side of the suare. They charge 40 Kuai for dormitory. Facilities are ok, toilets in Chinese style.

The pic shows the more expensive Hotelon the main road, sorry I can? remeber the name...

From Xi'an to Wang's Compound of Shanxi Province
By COLLINS | 1/18/2005 1:47:21 PM

Through the expressway, it will take you 4 hours by car to travel from xian to Wang Compound of Shanxi Province, which is only 2 kilometers to the Lingshi Exit of Dayun Expressway. In addition, lots of trains and buses are available from Xian to Taiyuan, capital city of Shanxi Province. You should get off the trains or busses at Lingshi County of Shanxi Province and then transfer to the local busses. THen you will reach the destination in 30 minutes.

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