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China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:52 pm
by Cardiffcitymad
Booked up for this today, any others on here thinking of going?

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:09 pm
by phildavies
Considering it

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:48 pm
by Llantwit Blue
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.

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:02 am
by Alan_in_China
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:

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:04 am
by Alan_in_China
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:

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:31 am
by stephendavid
No

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:55 am
by CaerphillyBluebird15
I think my old mans booked with Vinces lot.

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:27 am
by Alan_in_China
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:

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:44 pm
by stephendavid
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

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:10 pm
by bluebirdrob
Dont forget to get a visa thats £200+ or they wont let you in.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:53 pm
by griff105
I like th HK option. I think the visa is cheaper that way too?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:42 pm
by Llantwit Blue
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.

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:56 pm
by epping blue
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.

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:38 am
by Alan_in_China
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.

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:10 pm
by Cardiffcitymad
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 ?

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:20 pm
by RV Casual
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

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:33 pm
by MOZZER1
cardiffcitymad went with them over to the euro's in france last summer. decent enough

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:43 pm
by Cardiffcitymad
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

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:31 pm
by stephendavid
Closest il be getting to china is the hung house ninian park road....banging bit of scran la

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:04 pm
by Cardiffcitymad
stephendavid wrote:Closest il be getting to china is the hung house ninian park road....banging bit of scran la

Crack on armchair supporter, each to their own...

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:19 pm
by stephendavid
Cardiffcitymad wrote:
stephendavid wrote:Closest il be getting to china is the hung house ninian park road....banging bit of scran la

Crack on armchair supporter, each to their own...

Armchair supporter... .lol im cardiff city over wales anyday me lad so jog on to china kidda now off you pop

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:42 am
by Cardiffcitymad
stephendavid wrote:
Cardiffcitymad wrote:
stephendavid wrote:Closest il be getting to china is the hung house ninian park road....banging bit of scran la

Crack on armchair supporter, each to their own...

Armchair supporter... .lol im cardiff city over wales anyday me lad so jog on to china kidda now off you pop

Lovely, thanks for your input...!!

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:34 am
by stephendavid
Cardiffcitymad wrote:
stephendavid wrote:
Cardiffcitymad wrote:
stephendavid wrote:Closest il be getting to china is the hung house ninian park road....banging bit of scran la

Crack on armchair supporter, each to their own...

Armchair supporter... .lol im cardiff city over wales anyday me lad so jog on to china kidda now off you pop

Lovely, thanks for your input...!!

Mad you ain't you fella lol

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:42 am
by OriginalGrangeEndBlue
stephendavid wrote:
Cardiffcitymad wrote:
stephendavid wrote:
Cardiffcitymad wrote:
stephendavid wrote:Closest il be getting to china is the hung house ninian park road....banging bit of scran la

Crack on armchair supporter, each to their own...

Armchair supporter... .lol im cardiff city over wales anyday me lad so jog on to china kidda now off you pop

Lovely, thanks for your input...!!

Mad you ain't you fella lol


Mate, I think that ‘fella’ is a fella-ess’

;)

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:43 am
by stephendavid
OriginalGrangeEndBlue wrote:
stephendavid wrote:
Cardiffcitymad wrote:
stephendavid wrote:
Cardiffcitymad wrote:
stephendavid wrote:Closest il be getting to china is the hung house ninian park road....banging bit of scran la

Crack on armchair supporter, each to their own...

Armchair supporter... .lol im cardiff city over wales anyday me lad so jog on to china kidda now off you pop

Lovely, thanks for your input...!!

Mad you ain't you fella lol


Mate, I think that ‘fella’ is a fella-ess’

;)

Hohoho merry Christmas lad

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:49 pm
by griff105
Ticket interest emails went out today.
Yes Probably Unlikely No?

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:47 am
by Cardiffcitymad
griff105 wrote:Ticket interest emails went out today.
Yes Probably Unlikely No?

I just received an email and replied :thumbup:

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:45 pm
by City1983
Going to give it a miss.

Instead waiting for the Nations League Draw..Wouldn't mind a nice little Trip to Prague or Istanbul..just hope its none of the Irish. Kiev also.

And the Euro 2020 Draw.

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:04 am
by Cardiffcitymad
Not long now...

Re: China Cup Anyone?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:52 pm
by Alan_in_China
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I can't wait!! :blob4: