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Old January 7th, 2005, 06:19 PM
Alfred Molon
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In article , Bob Myers says...

tour. Of the two, just for a place to start, I would have to say
that Hong Kong would probably be of more interest to the
kids than Shanghai, unless the kids are unusually (for their
ages) interested in seeing places or items of cultural or historical
interest.


I would avoid Hong Kong, because it's basically a very crowded place
full of skyscrapers with a very high population density (people, people
everywhere. Not a place where to relax with kids. It's a very urban
area, with not so many attractions for children.
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Old January 7th, 2005, 06:19 PM
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In article , Bob Myers says...

tour. Of the two, just for a place to start, I would have to say
that Hong Kong would probably be of more interest to the
kids than Shanghai, unless the kids are unusually (for their
ages) interested in seeing places or items of cultural or historical
interest.


I would avoid Hong Kong, because it's basically a very crowded place
full of skyscrapers with a very high population density (people, people
everywhere. Not a place where to relax with kids. It's a very urban
area, with not so many attractions for children.
--

Alfred Molon

http://www.molon.de/Galleries.htm - Photos from Myanmar, Brunei,
Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Egypt, Germany, Austria,
Prague, Budapest and Portugal
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Old January 7th, 2005, 06:19 PM
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On a flight from HK to Bangkok I met a couple from HK who was filling up
the immigration forms. In the nationality field they put "Chinese", not
"Hong Kong", which was kind of interesting, because inhabitants of Hong
Kong have a different passport than mainland Chinese.

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Old January 7th, 2005, 06:19 PM
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Travelling in China is quite easy nowadays and if you stay in three or
four star establishments, you will find western standard infrastructure
(including the toilets).

Depending on what yout kids like to do, you might consider Yangshuo
which in the right season (the rainy season when the rivers carry more
water) is quite interesting and offers a lot of recreation
possibilities.

Shanghai is interesting too. Also consider Yunnan (mainly Dali, Lijiang
and perhaps the southern Xishangbanna region).
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Alfred Molon

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Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Egypt, Germany, Austria,
Prague, Budapest and Portugal
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Old January 7th, 2005, 06:19 PM
Alfred Molon
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Travelling in China is quite easy nowadays and if you stay in three or
four star establishments, you will find western standard infrastructure
(including the toilets).

Depending on what yout kids like to do, you might consider Yangshuo
which in the right season (the rainy season when the rivers carry more
water) is quite interesting and offers a lot of recreation
possibilities.

Shanghai is interesting too. Also consider Yunnan (mainly Dali, Lijiang
and perhaps the southern Xishangbanna region).
--

Alfred Molon

http://www.molon.de/Galleries.htm - Photos from Myanmar, Brunei,
Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Egypt, Germany, Austria,
Prague, Budapest and Portugal
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Old January 7th, 2005, 06:51 PM
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"Alfred Molon" wrote in message
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On a flight from HK to Bangkok I met a couple from HK who was filling up
the immigration forms. In the nationality field they put "Chinese", not
"Hong Kong", which was kind of interesting, because inhabitants of Hong
Kong have a different passport than mainland Chinese.


And how do you know they are not actually Chinese from the mainland?

--

Alfred Molon

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Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Egypt, Germany, Austria,
Prague, Budapest and Portugal



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Old January 7th, 2005, 06:51 PM
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"Alfred Molon" wrote in message
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On a flight from HK to Bangkok I met a couple from HK who was filling up
the immigration forms. In the nationality field they put "Chinese", not
"Hong Kong", which was kind of interesting, because inhabitants of Hong
Kong have a different passport than mainland Chinese.


And how do you know they are not actually Chinese from the mainland?

--

Alfred Molon

http://www.molon.de/Galleries.htm - Photos from Myanmar, Brunei,
Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Egypt, Germany, Austria,
Prague, Budapest and Portugal



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Old January 7th, 2005, 06:52 PM
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"Alfred Molon" wrote in message
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In article , Bob Myers says...

tour. Of the two, just for a place to start, I would have to say
that Hong Kong would probably be of more interest to the
kids than Shanghai, unless the kids are unusually (for their
ages) interested in seeing places or items of cultural or historical
interest.


I would avoid Hong Kong, because it's basically a very crowded place
full of skyscrapers with a very high population density (people, people
everywhere. Not a place where to relax with kids. It's a very urban
area, with not so many attractions for children.


While I would agree with the first part of your reply, I'd have to disagree
that HK has not many attractions for children. There are plenty of
shopping, electronics, and sight seeing for children.

--

Alfred Molon

http://www.molon.de/Galleries.htm - Photos from Myanmar, Brunei,
Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Egypt, Germany, Austria,
Prague, Budapest and Portugal



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Old January 7th, 2005, 06:52 PM
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"Alfred Molon" wrote in message
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In article , Bob Myers says...

tour. Of the two, just for a place to start, I would have to say
that Hong Kong would probably be of more interest to the
kids than Shanghai, unless the kids are unusually (for their
ages) interested in seeing places or items of cultural or historical
interest.


I would avoid Hong Kong, because it's basically a very crowded place
full of skyscrapers with a very high population density (people, people
everywhere. Not a place where to relax with kids. It's a very urban
area, with not so many attractions for children.


While I would agree with the first part of your reply, I'd have to disagree
that HK has not many attractions for children. There are plenty of
shopping, electronics, and sight seeing for children.

--

Alfred Molon

http://www.molon.de/Galleries.htm - Photos from Myanmar, Brunei,
Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Egypt, Germany, Austria,
Prague, Budapest and Portugal



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Old January 7th, 2005, 06:52 PM
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"Alfred Molon" wrote in message
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In article , Bob Myers says...

tour. Of the two, just for a place to start, I would have to say
that Hong Kong would probably be of more interest to the
kids than Shanghai, unless the kids are unusually (for their
ages) interested in seeing places or items of cultural or historical
interest.


I would avoid Hong Kong, because it's basically a very crowded place
full of skyscrapers with a very high population density (people, people
everywhere. Not a place where to relax with kids. It's a very urban
area, with not so many attractions for children.


While I would agree with the first part of your reply, I'd have to disagree
that HK has not many attractions for children. There are plenty of
shopping, electronics, and sight seeing for children.

--

Alfred Molon

http://www.molon.de/Galleries.htm - Photos from Myanmar, Brunei,
Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Egypt, Germany, Austria,
Prague, Budapest and Portugal



 




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