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How To Plan A Trip To China • The Wild Life | Travel & Vegan Food Blog
China is one of my all time favourite places – I’ve now returned four times! Although I’ve travelled through China before, I’ve never done it independently. I’ve listed some travel advice and information below which I have discovered as I plan my next trip – hopefully it will be useful for anyone else planning an epic independent China adventure! I first travelled to China when I was 18, as part of a G Adventures tour. I knew I wanted to visit China but didn’t really know where to start. I knew I wanted to see my friends who run a guesthouse in Dali (Yunnan Province), but that was just one place and if I was going to go, I wanted to see as much as possible! My travel agent explained that China was extremely difficult to travel, ‘especially as a young solo female’ and suggested an organised tour. We started looking through the brochures to see which covered the most ground and I chose the Wild China tour, with an extra 2 weeks at the end with my friends. During the trip, it soon became apparent why my agent had recommended a tour (aside from the commission!) – English was barely spoken throughout the places we …