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Transit Visa in China

My first visit to China almost didn’t happen due to 1 BIG oversight.  I didn’t do my research enough to realize that U.S. citizens need a visa to enter.  Back then 2012 the process was to purchase multiple entry visas.   Having realized that at the last minute I was in a panic to get the visa expedited ( another costly move).  All told my 1st Chinese Visa cost roughly $250 and was a “ONE-WAY” which meant I could enter…

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Navigating China

I seem to have a Love/dislike relationship with China but somehow it keeps calling me back.  I think its attraction of custom clothes, the thrill of navigating through a country where you are the most vulnerable due to the…

Fun Facts about China

It’s always interesting to learn little historical nuggets first hand about a country.  During my hour or so drive to the Great Wall my guide “Sue” cleared up some misconceptions I had and heard about the Chinese culture, dispelling…