It’s always difficult to travel to a foreign country when you don’t speak the same language. You might be able to flip open a guide book, a translator or even bring a friend who can help you but there are always a lot of unknowns. If you’re one who doesn’t like to take those risks, going with a tour group is the best option. In fact, it might be easier to go with a tour group even if you do speak the language. I’ve taken many a tour in my lifetime and most of them have been around China, my home country.
My family and I choose tours for a few reasons. Firstly, it takes away all the effort and time spent planning. Secondly, you can save a lot of money and time on finding accommodation and transportation. The biggest reward though in my opinion is meeting like minded people on the trip with similar travel ideals.
You can choose to go on a small group tour of China with travel sites which can provide carefully planned itineraries to cities in China. There are plenty of places that I haven’t been to yet, especially Tibet which might be difficult to go to by oneself for political and safety reasons. I’m also very interested in the culinary tourS that’s available since I’m such a glutton as well.
Apart from Shanghai and Beijing which I traveled to by myself, other cities around China such as Yunnan and Guilin I went with tour groups and I enjoyed myself immensely on all of them.
I also went on a tour with my family during my recent trip to China and saw me at my roots – Hunan. For those of you who know me, I was born in Shanghai but my dad is actually originally from Hunan. Hunan is such a beautiful place and is also one of the places where James Cameron’s Avatar was based on and filmed at. So you can imagine how pretty it was.
China is full of beautiful scenery and culture as you can see and I really do love sharing my experiences with you.
When I get a chance to sort through all of my photos from the trip, I will do a proper post next time but for now, here’s a few photos.