I’m back updating my blog, just because I would love to share something out of the politics topic which is so HOT in town these days.
This China Trip were planned in July 2010, we grabbed the cheap tickets from Air Asia and the travel date was actually 10 months ahead. Initially we have 16 travel members, however, 2 of them did not manage to join in, hence we ended up 14 people in a group.
Honestly, going travel can be very tiring, especially when you are going in a big group. The lucky and sweetest thing is, all the travel members are all working adults, we ain’t the 1st time traveler, we don’t need a leader as all of us can take good care of our own. Some of us were close friends, friends of close friends and family members. We could get along very well and give the most co-operation all the time.
Here’s a brief summary of our Travel Itinerary before we start this Travelogue.
8 days 7 night – Go around China Trip
- 2nd April 2011 – Kuala Lumpur to Hangzhou. Arrive around 10 pm.
- 3rd April 2011 – Hangzhou day tour
- 4th April 2011 – Hangzhou to Su Zhou
- 5th April 2011 – Su Zhou day tour
- 6th April 2011 – Su Zhou to Wu Xi
- 7th April 2011 – Wu xi to Shanghai
- 8th April 2011 – Shanghai day tour
- 9th April 2011 – Shanghai back to Hangzhou , Flight from Hangzhou to Kuala Lumpur
- 10th April 2011 – 4AM arrive Kuala Lumpur LCCT
Air Ticket price : RM 540 (Kuala Lumpur – Hangzhou) by Air Asia not inclusive of baggage fee & food.
Travel Package Fee : RM 900 per person – Include of 4-5 star hotel accommodation, food & transport.
Ticket & Tips : RMB 350 / RM 175 – Extra tour fee for ticket entrance and some other tourist spot.
Cash money to spend : RMB 1000/ RM500 per person
After 5 hours flights from KL to HGH, finally we arrive Hang Zhou Xiao Shan International Airport. According to the tour guide, this airport was newly renovated 2 years ago. Basically it looks grand, far more improve than the 10 years ago when I firstly step into China. Very impressive, really impressive! By judging by the airport, Ive already put some expectations on the cities. Let’s follow me!
China welcome us by rains. It is spring season now, which it is suppose to be around 11-17c daily. However, it welcomes us with 8c… this is really awesome when you see your own smoke while talking!
The one holding mic is our tour guide for the whole trip. In China, they will prefer people to add “小” xiao in front of their surname for us to remember them easily. So as our tour guide, we call him 小圆, but of course this is not his real name.
We were staying at Ramada Hotel. The hotel distance from the Airport took around 30 mins. This hotel locates quite far away from the city center, but I like the environment, it’s quite and peaceful. A great place for us to rest after the long hour flights.
The average rate for this hotel cost around RMB 890 / RM 445 per room, dividing into 2 person, its RM222.50 per person.
Remember, we only paid RM900 per person for our travel package. It’s worth right? We are able to enjoy the 1st class facility by paying little affordable amounts. Another credits the travel agent
Our Hotel Room, clean and modern.
The best thing, it comes with the network TV, which acts like PPS. You have all the latest drama and movie from the list. I’m loving it!
All of us were very hungry, we are looking for food but too bad most of the eatery place were close. The only place we could go is the convenience stall. All of us went into a little shop and bought a lot of foods from here. There’s a lot of beverage for you to choose. Variety choices of Instant Noodles that you hardly get it in Malaysia.
Don’t bother so much, the weather was freezing cold outside. It’s better we go back to our room, and grab a hot bowl of Instant Noodle while enjoying the full list of channel.
Let’s call it a night. After a long day of waiting and transit, finally we settled down in the hotel. Till then, will try to update again by soonest!