5 Tips To Spend The Most Luxurious Caribbean Vacation You Ever Dreamed Of!Written by Stephanie Hetu
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Tip #4 : Charter a luxury Yacht! If you are looking for something a little less extravagant then huge private Yachts, and a lot more affordable then there are a variety of luxury yacht charters Caribbean providers that will also be able to meet your needs and your budget. The wonderful thing about he Caribbean is no matter what your budget, preferences, and schedule there is someone who will be able to provide exactly what you are looking for.
Tip #5 : Contact a Caribbean holiday specialist Certainly, you can get online and start searching and learn everything there is to do in Caribbean, however it is certainly a lot easier to simply employ Caribbean holiday specialists to help you plan your vacation. Not only will this save you time, but it will also save you money because more often than not Caribbean holiday specialists are aware of different discounts and preferred rates. They have insight and knowledge and many years experience booking Caribbean vacations, where you will have to do some serious work and effort to plan vacation yourself.
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Travel tips for the first time business or leisure traveller to ChinaWritten by Ken Cheong
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Local Hotels There is a good choice of hotels in China ranging from one star to most luxurious 6 stars. Most of time, rooms are safe and clean and in my opinion, cheap does not mean bad.
There are many websites selling hotel rooms on internet. You can also check out travel counters which are available in most train, bus stations as well as airport.
Book ahead if travelling in peak seasons.
Peak Tourist Seasons Chinese New Year: Date varies but generally late January or early February. May Day: First two weeks of May China National Day: Middle two weeks of October
Avoid travelling during these period. Book rooms and travel modes way early if need to travel.
Local food is absolutely fabulous. Try as much Chinese food as your wallet or stomach can afford. Restaurants are available everywhere and open to late hours. Most restaurants will have menu that includes photographs or simply point at food of your neighbouring table, especially if it looks good!
However, avoid street side stalls and drinking directly from taps if you have delicate stomach.
Mobile phone coverage is good in most locations. Global auto-roaming is not a problem.
There are cyber-cafes everywhere, especially in tourist areas. Most are patronised by young people playing online games but you still can check your Hotmail, Yahoo and Gmail. Access may be a bit slow for international websites.
You will need to show your passport as China has tight regulations at Internet CyberCafes.
One of worst experience many has with China is atrocious toilet facilities. Things has improved very much but it may still be a good idea to empty your stomach or bladder at every opportunity in a hotel, restaurant or departmental store. Public toilets and toilets in small shops can be a nose hazard!
* Useful China travel tips *
Try to get a English speaking tour guide at every opportunity you can. China has a rich and wonderful history and culture and without a guide, somehow, flavour and significance of most tour sites can be lost.
*Sneaky tip: Hang around a group that has a English speaking guide if you cannot afford one!
Always ask for a receipt from a taxi driver so that you can complain if you have been cheated or for tracing purposes if you happen to leave your camera behind in taxi.
Try to take namecard for each hotel that you are staying at as these cards will have a Chinese address and map of your hotel location. This is useful if you need to seek assistance to find your way back as English version or pronounciation of a hotel or a street name may be quite different from Chinese version.
After a tiring day, check out Chinese foot reflexology or Chinese TuiNa (Chinese massage). Wonderful for body after a hard day and very cheap to boot. Just look out for any shop that has two feet as it's signboard!
Make friends with Chinese whenever you can. They love to meet foreigners and will make good tour guides. Just buy a small present as a small token of appreciation.
For more information, check out this interesting China Book.
Ken Cheong worked and live in Mainland China for 5 years. He has great admiration for the Chinese people who has suffered for many years from war and political unrest to become a up and coming economy today. He shares his experience in China with people interested in visiting or working in China in his chinese culture website.