China: Enchanted China Meets Thread

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  1. Lynn G

    Lynn G Walker of Malamutes

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    Thank you SO MUCH! You will love the Baltic too!
     
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  3. CBEB

    CBEB <font color=deeppink>We're ready to do it again!<b

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    Can anyone describe what can of plug adapter (or converter?) we will need for our chargers and hair dryer.

    Thanks!!!
     
  4. pxlbarrel

    pxlbarrel <font color=teal>They won't allow any kind of cow

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    You can probably leave the hair dryer at home since all of the hotels have them.

    The Peninsula Hotels (Beijing and Shanghai) have North American plugs (and voltage!) so you don't need an adapter. It might help if you had a power bar though if you have a lot of stuff to charge. The plugs are located on the desk. The North American voltage ones in the Peninsula are ONLY on the desk.

    The Shangrila hotels ... I think we used the European/Asia plug adapter.

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    I can't remember if we used the above plug in the Shangrila in Hong Kong. Hong Kong usually uses the same plugs as the UK... the giant 3 prong plug.
     
  5. pxlbarrel

    pxlbarrel <font color=teal>They won't allow any kind of cow

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    I thought I'd add that because of some advice here on the Disboards, I bought a power bar that I could use over there. I found a place that sold 220 volt power bars (it's a German power bar made in China. :rotfl:). If you can find the dual voltage power bars, even better!

    I can use it when I travel in Europe now too.
     
  6. Lynn G

    Lynn G Walker of Malamutes

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    We have travel power strips that we bought from Magellan's that we take with us whenever we travel. That and adaptors for the proper area.
     
  7. CBEB

    CBEB <font color=deeppink>We're ready to do it again!<b

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    I was just about to ask about adapters! Thanks for the info!

    We are SO excited about out ABD China trip mid-July! We got our cool box/trunk with the back packs - I won't let DH throw the box/trunk away yet - just too creative!

    We got our visas at the end of last week so we really are good to go at this point. FYI for anyone with an internationally adopted child.... the visa process was a bit scary. Our DD15 was adopted as an infant from Vietnam, carries a US passport, citizen, etc. Apparently, that can cause the Chinese to "think" about whether or not to grant her a visa!!!! (The facilitator said it was even a bit more dicey if she was born in China!) After providing copies of nearly all of her original adoption paperwork, she was granted a visa. Just irritates me that she can't be treated like any other US citizen.... So, if you were gifted with an internationally adopted child, start the visa process as early as reasonable!
     
  8. pxlbarrel

    pxlbarrel <font color=teal>They won't allow any kind of cow

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    The Chinese government is funny about their "citizens". I think they think born Chinese, always theirs. My dad was born in Hong Kong and hasn't lived there since the early 60's. And even then, Hong Kong was a British colony at the time. He had a British passport then. Now as a Canadian, when he applied for the visa, they asked for his old Hong Kong identity card and birth certificate. A passport wasn't enough. Thankfully, for whatever reason, he kept it after over 50 years. Even then, his visa was completed 1 day later than ours. Your daughter is in good company. :rotfl2:
     
  9. engle

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    Anyone remember what time you met the very first day of the adventure? Wanting to plan a day tour the first day....
     
  10. pxlbarrel

    pxlbarrel <font color=teal>They won't allow any kind of cow

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    It was around 4 or 5. Just before dinner.
     
  11. JeanJoe

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    Which trip will you be going on?

    We're going (our first time with ABD!) on the July 14th trip. Can't believe it's just next week.
     
  12. engle

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    May 2014
     
  13. Lynn G

    Lynn G Walker of Malamutes

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    Anyone on the Adults Only trip in Oct?
     
  14. engle

    engle DIS Veteran

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    Would love to meet up here with someone going on the may 2014 adult exclusive!
     
  15. Cousin Orville

    Cousin Orville Inventor of Air Cooling

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    I'm working on getting our Visas for China. They require "proof of hotel reservation, etc." I was planning on just printing out the reservation confirmation pdf that ABD emailed us. Has anyone tried that successfully? It just lists the hotels. Or is there something with more concrete proof that we're supposed to give them.
     
  16. bliscum

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    When I went in 2008 I sent all the information from ABD and had no problems.
     
  17. Cousin Orville

    Cousin Orville Inventor of Air Cooling

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    Perfect. Thanks!
     
  18. AbDcollector

    AbDcollector Earning My Ears

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    Can anyone tell me what was the year that ABD started their China trips ?

    Thanks
     
  19. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    2008.

    Sayhello
     
  20. Cousin Orville

    Cousin Orville Inventor of Air Cooling

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    Looks like ABD switched their hotels in Chengdu. We're now staying at the Ritz. Apparently it just opened last Oct!

    Getting very excited. We've booked a private guide for couple of pre days in Beijing. We're going to see the Temple of Heaven. I try to make an attempt to see all the Epcot landmarks :) Looking for other ideas in Beijing...
     
  21. carpenta

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    By what the news programs say you must be so happy you are traveling to China rather than Russia. China must be having a good chuckle about the Olympic hotels being , how do I say this, not ready for human living. I'm sure the Ritz is first class for China seems to really put a lot of focus on improving their tourist trade.
     

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