5 Tips To Spend The Most Luxurious Caribbean Vacation You Ever Dreamed Of!

Written by Stephanie Hetu

Tip #1 : Buy a beach front Caribbean villa! Buying Caribbean beach front property can range from a bargain to outrageous. This does not mean thatrepparttar cheaper Caribbean beach front property is any less beautiful or luxurious thanrepparttar 148589 more expensive ones, but rather meansrepparttar 148590 location is different. For instance, Caribbean beach front property inrepparttar 148591 Bahamas is beautiful, over run with tourists, and incredibly expensive. However, Caribbean beach front property inrepparttar 148592 Dominican Republic is just as beautiful, has less tourists, and a considerably more affordable price tag.

Tip #2 : Rent a villa for your trip! If you are not into real estate investment, why not rent a villa instead? Often,repparttar 148593 price will not be a lot more expensive then an all inclusive package in a crowded hotel. And instead of having to eat buffet food for a week, you can cook your own meal, or even have someone do it for you!

Tip #3 : Rent a Caribbean island! Did you know you can rent a whole island just for yourself? This can come with staff and everything you need to spend a luxurious vacation. It is also a very nice idea for a wedding!

Travel tips for the first time business or leisure traveller to China

Written by Ken Cheong

Travel Tips for China China is a large country at a size of 9,596,960 sq km. China was only partially open torepparttar world from 1979 onwards and has been a communist country for many decades. Although there is much progress inrepparttar 148588 travel industry and infrastructure of China, there remain parts that needs to be improved before it can matchrepparttar 148589 level that most tourist would require.

However, much ofrepparttar 148590 fun remain that it is different fromrepparttar 148591 rest ofrepparttar 148592 world. China will berepparttar 148593 host nation forrepparttar 148594 Olympics in Year 2008. Travel facilities and infrastructure will be improving quickly as we approach Year 2008.

Chinese is rich in culture and history. Visitrepparttar 148595 Great Wall of China in Beijing, sip Chinese tea in Xiamen, dance with ethnic tribes in Yunnan, check out 19th Century European buildings in Qingdao - there are just so much to do, see and learn in China!

Below are some travel tips to make your travel in China easier:

Entry Visa China require entry visa from most countries. Apply atrepparttar 148596 Chinese consulate or through your travel agent before travelling to China.


Extremely diverse; tropical in south to subarctic in north. Be prepared withrepparttar 148597 right seasonal clothing.

Foreign Exchange

The Chinese unit of currency is known as Remembi(RMB) or Yuan. Get some Chinese Yuan in your local country before travelling. When in China, exchange foreign currency for local currency inrepparttar 148598 banks or atrepparttar 148599 hotel. Banks tend to give slightly better rates than hotels. Take note that some banks close for a noon siesta between 12-2pm.

Payment facilities

Most better class hotels and shopping centres take Credit Card or Travellers cheques. Smaller hotels and shops take cash only. Once out ofrepparttar 148600 bigger cities, credit card and ATM cards tend to be almost impossible to utilize. Cash is still king in Chinese business and trade.

Counterfeit notes are common in China. Check carefully before accepting change, especially if it consists mostly 100RMB notes. You can feel a texture difference where counterfeit notes is concerned.

Understanding of English

Most civil servants, custom officials, police and hotel staff and men inrepparttar 148601 street do not speak English or at best a smattering of English.

Most signboards and notices will carry both English and Chinese. However, be aware that some translations can be so notorious that one can hardly understand what was it's original Chinese intention.

Do not expect hotels or shops to understand English. Onlyrepparttar 148602 very big hotels will have staff that will understand English.

Most young people can understand basic English if you speak slowly.

Social Security China is generally a safe country. However, hang on tight to your wallet especially in crowded, popular tourist sites in tourist cities such as Beijing and Xian.

These Chinese cities that are popular with tourist also has a lot of touts inrepparttar 148603 streets touting tourist from currency exchange to jewelleries to female companionships. Avoid at all cost!

Domestic Travel

Bus, train, ferries and domestic flights are quite well developed. Avoidrepparttar 148604 crowd atrepparttar 148605 stations and book your tickets throughrepparttar 148606 hotel tour desk orrepparttar 148607 nearest tour agent. Prices are likely to be competitive and tickets will be delivered to your hotel room. Again, avoid ticket touts who approach you inrepparttar 148608 streets.

Local buses are cheap (US$0.10 or YS$0.20) and you may want to try out. Taxis are convenient and are available at all hours. Starting fares differ from each city and may be as cheap as US$0.70 in Weihai and US$1.50 in Shenzhen.

Avoid travel during peak holiday seasons or book tickets well ahead.

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