19.03.2005 - 19.03.2005
This is not an attempt to provide a detailed description of China. My comments are based on my perception of the location at that time. There are no doubt a number of you who have gained a deeper insight to the country and its people. There is no doubt considerable variation depending on when and how you travelled. The locations may not make much sense without a detailed map of China, but here goes.
Planning for this adventure started back in November 2004 and after considering a number of options we settled for Intrepid Tours, a company based in Melbourne. One of the aspects that appealed to me was that they have a group limit of 12. They run tours at different levels of comfort, the more comfortable the more it costs. We chose their “Premium” tour and believe we received value for money. Anyway enough of all that.