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Postby Cardiffcitymad » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:52 pm

Booked up for this today, any others on here thinking of going?
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Postby phildavies » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:09 pm

Considering it
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Postby Llantwit Blue » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:48 pm

Looking at Strachan Travel, been away with them before always well organised.

They are doing 8 days 6 nights hotel in the Marriott all transfers for £750

You may save a few quid doing it yourself but personally I prefer somebody else take the strain.
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Postby Alan_in_China » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:02 am

Cardiffcitymad wrote:Booked up for this today, any others on here thinking of going?



Good on you!

Yes, I'll be there. It is being held in Nanning, the capital city of Guangxi province. I have lived in Guangxi for just over eleven years and it's only one and a half hours by high-speed train from me. :ayatollah:
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Postby Alan_in_China » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:04 am

Llantwit Blue wrote:Looking at Strachan Travel, been away with them before always well organised.

They are doing 8 days 6 nights hotel in the Marriott all transfers for £750

You may save a few quid doing it yourself but personally I prefer somebody else take the strain.



Is that including flights? If so, that's an amazing deal!!! :thumbright:
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Postby stephendavid » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:31 am

No
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Postby CaerphillyBluebird15 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:55 am

I think my old mans booked with Vinces lot.
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Re: China Cup Anyone?

Postby Alan_in_China » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:27 am

stephendavid wrote:No



Yeah, I thought that sounded a bit too good to be true :lol: .

I'll probably be looking at getting a reasonably comfortable hotel for about 15GBP per-night. However, I don't blame anyone booking in advance, just as Llantwit Blue said ... let somebody else take the strain.

If I was flying from the UK I'd probably look at getting better value flights to Hong Kong rather than anywhere in mainland China. Stay a night in Hong Kong (fantastic place!), then travel by high-speed train to Nanning. Once you've arrived in Nanning I would recommend you don't spend the entire time there (it's a nice city, nevertheless), I would strongly advise taking the short trip to visit Yangshuo ... one of the great natural scenic wonders of China, breathtaking scenery and good nightlife there too and cheap accommodation - you won't regret visiting.
Yangshuo is a popular destination for travellers from every corner of the world as well as the native population too. :ayatollah:
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Re: China Cup Anyone?

Postby stephendavid » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:44 pm

Alan_in_China wrote:
stephendavid wrote:No



Yeah, I thought that sounded a bit too good to be true :lol: .

I'll probably be looking at getting a reasonably comfortable hotel for about 15GBP per-night. However, I don't blame anyone booking in advance, just as Llantwit Blue said ... let somebody else take the strain.

If I was flying from the UK I'd probably look at getting better value flights to Hong Kong rather than anywhere in mainland China. Stay a night in Hong Kong (fantastic place!), then travel by high-speed train to Nanning. Once you've arrived in Nanning I would recommend you don't spend the entire time there (it's a nice city, nevertheless), I would strongly advise taking the short trip to visit Yangshuo ... one of the great natural scenic wonders of China, breathtaking scenery and good nightlife there too and cheap accommodation - you won't regret visiting.
Yangshuo is a popular destination for travellers from every corner of the world as well as the native population too. :ayatollah:

Great speech big al lol
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Postby bluebirdrob » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:10 pm

Dont forget to get a visa thats £200+ or they wont let you in.
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Postby griff105 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:53 pm

I like th HK option. I think the visa is cheaper that way too?
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Re: China Cup Anyone?

Postby Llantwit Blue » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:42 pm

The Strachan price is for all flights and the 6 nights in the Marriott.

The visa looks to be £180 not sure if you can get it any cheaper.
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Postby epping blue » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:56 pm

Llantwit Blue wrote:The Strachan price is for all flights and the 6 nights in the Marriott.

The visa looks to be £180 not sure if you can get it any cheaper.




Would have loved this but I woke up so distraught after the Irish game, I booked a mini break for me and the wife in Iceland on that very weekend. It be more than my life's worth to cancel it. Very cheesed off.
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Postby Alan_in_China » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:38 am

Llantwit Blue wrote:The Strachan price is for all flights and the 6 nights in the Marriott.

The visa looks to be £180 not sure if you can get it any cheaper.



That is a fantastic deal! I'm not sure how they manage to do that - flights alone can cost close to 700GBP!

Visas ARE cheaper to obtain in Hong Kong but usually the process requires that you deposit your passport and collect it the next day, you might feel uneasy about doing that on a short stay.
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Re: China Cup Anyone?

Postby Cardiffcitymad » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:10 pm

We are going with Wonky Sheep Events, 10 day trip to Beijing (3 nights) and Nanning (5 nights), price from £1,095 per person (based on 2 sharing a room), 4 of us already paid the deposit. Has anyone booked with these guys before ?
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Re: China Cup Anyone?

Postby RV Casual » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:20 pm

Alan_in_China wrote:
Llantwit Blue wrote:The Strachan price is for all flights and the 6 nights in the Marriott.

The visa looks to be £180 not sure if you can get it any cheaper.



That is a fantastic deal! I'm not sure how they manage to do that - flights alone can cost close to 700GBP!

Visas ARE cheaper to obtain in Hong Kong but usually the process requires that you deposit your passport and collect it the next day, you might feel uneasy about doing that on a short stay.


At that price I am seriously tempted, one to tick off the list
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Re: China Cup Anyone?

Postby MOZZER1 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:33 pm

cardiffcitymad went with them over to the euro's in france last summer. decent enough
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Re: China Cup Anyone?

Postby Cardiffcitymad » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:43 pm

MOZZER1 wrote:cardiffcitymad went with them over to the euro's in france last summer. decent enough

Great thanks for that, usually travel independently so it should be a good crac to travel with a load of other fans :D
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