Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle

Fall 2017

Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

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DREAMSCAPES FALL 2017 14 T he language barrier here is more challenging than in most other major destinations. And the teeming 1.3 billion people of China are now intent on seeing their own country, which can lead to crowded, exhausting experi- ences for out-of-towners. What to do? Here are my tips, based on personal experiences, for the perfect, inde- pendent, first-time trip to China. DESTINATIONS You can't do it all! There are so many won- derful places to see in China, but better by far to choose your top two and experience them properly, rather than sign up for a packaged tour which whizzes you around a dozen so fast that you will need another vacation to recover. You may want to select two from these top seven: Beijing and The Great Wall, Chengdu and its Giant Pandas, CHINA CAN BE OVERWHELMING FOR THE FIRST-TIME VISITOR. IT IS A SUBCONTINENT FULL OF WONDERS, WHICH LEADS MANY VISITORS TO TRY AND CRAM IN TOO MUCH. A first taste of CHINA BY CHRIS ROBINSON

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