I went to China with Sidney in May 1993. We flew to Beijing, and visited the Great Wall of China. Then we joined the small cruise ship 'Ocean Pearl' and visited Tianjin, Dalian, Nanjing, Wuxi and the Yangtse river, Shanghai and Ningbo. We ended up in Hong Hong, entering the harbor at dawn standing on the bow of the ship, watching the skyscrapers appear through the mist - a great sight.
So why vacation in a 'communist country' like China? We found it to be very different to what we had expected. The Chinese people were up-to-date and very friendly. So read on..
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