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vain_kixie

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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #280 on: November 14, 2012, 12:33:47 AM »
required ba ang hotel booking when applying for a visa?

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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #281 on: November 15, 2012, 03:50:36 PM »
^ hotel booking was reqiured by the travel agency who processed our visas.


ito yung mga sinubmit namin:

-bank cert
-roundtrip plane ticket
-hotel booking/voucher
-coe
-itr
-itinerary
-photo copies of company id  and philippine government id

we enjoyed our beijing trip, i recommend hutong experience :)


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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #282 on: November 26, 2012, 09:28:49 PM »
Just got back from our all DIY beijing trip! At first I was apprehensive whether I could pull it off but we did it! Including a mutianyu Great Wall experience which was the most memorable experience for us! Tama mga comments dito.. Food was so-so. But cultural sights- sobrang blown away ako.. Madali  Lang mag subway and cheap pa at 2 yuan malayo malapit.. We stayed at a hotel near dongzhimen.. Me free shuttle kami from hotel sa umaga to anywhere sa downtown... Very convenient. Then sa hapon it's a 10 minute walk but since super lamig.. We just take a cab at flag down is 10 yuan... Mababait naman taxi maski paano except one na nasakyan  namin from wangfuying kase nag ask ng  tip. Sa mutianyu naman nag add kami additional 100 yuan from meter pero ok Lang kase nag extend kami ng 1 hour from usapan na sundo time. Tipid pa din kesa mag tour plus we enjoyed the wall at a leisurely pace. Took the enclosed cable car to tower 14 and walked to tower 6 for the fun toboggan ride!!! Kung gusto nyo tipid take the open chair and toboggan at 80 yuan combo ticket kase same company sila and sa tower 6 Pareho. Me traces of snow pa sa Great Wall. Tip ko is bring first aid medicines. Alaxan for sore muscles kase super lakad talaga sa mga places.also bring cold medicine kase sa sobrang lamig ngayong winter major colds ako. Si hubby nilagnat after Great Wall but overnight Lang naman with the help of biogesic!  We covered Tiananmen Square, forbidden palace, Great Wall mutianyu, summer palace, temple of heaven, beijing zoo, beijing olympic park, wangfuying, sanlitun, yashow, dongzhimen malls ( raffles and ginza) in 5 days! We always go home early pa kase di ko kinakaya lamig despite thermal wear gloves bonnets and shawls. Mag megatawad sa mga Benta maski sa stores sa loob ng temple of heaven! From 138 na mark price nakuha ko ng 20 yuan! hehe
« Last Edit: November 26, 2012, 10:46:04 PM by jiffy »

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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #283 on: November 26, 2012, 09:58:35 PM »
^sis, if you don't mind, magkano expenses mo? thanks

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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #284 on: November 26, 2012, 10:49:01 PM »
^ around 60k for 2  including pasalubongs na. Me entrance fee kase most attractions. 35k is on hotel, airfare and visa.

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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #285 on: November 26, 2012, 10:59:49 PM »
sis anong hotel did you stay at? And how much yung total taxi fare niyo to Mutianyu Great wall?

Goodluck samin ni hubby mas malamig sa January and we'll even go to Harbin. We'll do DIY lang din. My visa application was coursed through an agency last friday and will most likely receive my visa on Thursday.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2012, 11:03:55 PM by vain_kixie »
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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #286 on: November 27, 2012, 04:42:58 PM »
today we went to mutianyu and ski resort. we availed of Joe Quaio's private car service. I highly recommend Joe kasi madali siyang kausap and super bait nya.

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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #287 on: November 27, 2012, 05:08:01 PM »
Mga Sis,

Kumusta na ang pagkuha ng visa? Mahigpit pa rin ba?

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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #288 on: November 27, 2012, 09:09:05 PM »
how's the weather in beijing? will be going next week, kailangan na ba maggloves and bonnet?

can you share your itinerary sis jiffy? just planning to DIY everything din :)

vain_kixie

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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #289 on: November 27, 2012, 09:29:32 PM »
Cari, i just applied for my visa this week. Basta complete requirements they will approve naman. Still requiring 100k minimum adb for 6 months, current or savings acxount only from a commercial bank
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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #290 on: November 27, 2012, 10:05:05 PM »
@jiffy: ah okay naman pala.. thanks! :)

jiffy

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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #291 on: November 28, 2012, 02:08:22 AM »
Day 1- Tiananmen Square, forbidden city, sanlitun village
Day 2- Mutianyu Great Wall , dongzhimen malls
Day 3- Summer Palace, Beijing Zoo, julong market
Day 4- temple of heaven, beijing Olympic park
Day 5- Joy City, Wangfujing

appleberry9

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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #292 on: November 28, 2012, 01:07:19 PM »
^ thanks :)

did anyone go to nanshan ski? is it worth going there?

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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #293 on: November 29, 2012, 09:04:13 PM »
^thanks sa forum na ito. I was able to process the visa of my mom and her four colleagues without bank certificate.  plane ticket, hotel booking, and invitation letter from an accredited travel agent lang ang nisubmit ko. also, I was able to get them a good itinerary.

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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #294 on: December 09, 2012, 02:41:39 AM »
i miss Beijing and i am planning to have my 2nd visit this 2013. sana ..anybody wants to join, lets have a group trip :)

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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #295 on: December 24, 2012, 01:51:27 AM »
Ano ang weather sa Beijing ng Feb? Planning to visit with the hubby sana:)
Hope to hear from you girls!

:) Cheskacutie

vain_kixie

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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #296 on: December 24, 2012, 01:17:27 PM »
Around 1 to neg 8 daw. Mid Feb ang Chinese spring festival. Paki google nalang exact dates. Super dami tao during that time.


We're leaving on the 1st. Oh GAWD I am so excited. Ready narin gears ko for Harbin. I'll bring just 1 winter jacket then buy in Beijing nalang.

Beijing- Harbin- Dalian- Shanghai kami.

Mga 4 days din kami sa Shanghai so baka mag singit pa ako ng isa pang city nearby.
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Cari

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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #297 on: December 27, 2012, 11:26:51 PM »
Mga sis, mahirap pa rin ba kumuha ng visa?may mga na deny ba mga sis recently?

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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #298 on: December 28, 2012, 10:45:15 AM »
Around 1 to neg 8 daw. Mid Feb ang Chinese spring festival. .

that's without the windchill factor pa! don't be fooled. Beijing can be colder than say, vancouver or montreal because of the winds which can reach 20kph sometimes. add to that the haze (or smog) which blocks out the sun. 80% of the people here wear down jackets/clothing.


Beijing is pretty much a walking city. Malalaki din ang tabas ng Blocks. kaya wala ka masyadong makikitang mataba or bundat ang tyan.

Just imagine them having hordes of jeepneys and tricycle. chaos na  yun. mas maganda , sa opinion ko, na walang tricycle at jeep sa pinas. mas aasenso tayo.

As for colds, you can always take Gankan. very good for the flu/cold . 2 days lang wala na. hehe.

I'm currently in Beijing now . I enjoy everything except the trains. lol.

the trains are good. they can bring you around the city. but grabe during peak hours. you'd have to fight to go in. and fight to go out. kapalan na lang ng mukha. kung ayaw nila magbigay, you have to push yourself in/out. hindi pwede hiya hiya. if you have to pat the shoulder of the guy in front of you, you must do so. "switch tayo ng places" lol mas masarap pa ata buhay ng mga sardinas sa lata. 2 yuan lang per trip sa train.

knowing how to speak chinese is a big plus. imagine buying a pair of pants and the price is 1200 yuan. dadaan ka pa sa drama ng pag tatawad. but if your chinese is good and you have a good accent. they give right away, say, 1/10 of the price.

DIY tours are good as long as you know what to do and how to communicate with the locals. they also have some bias pagdating din sa marunong mag chinese. pag turista, big money!

My friends and I went to Mutianyu via a van that we hired. We ended up paying only 60 yuan per person.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2012, 11:02:52 AM by akthung »
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Cari

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Re: Beijing China
« Reply #299 on: January 04, 2013, 11:47:32 AM »
hi mga sis, kung second week ng March ang alis, kelan dapat kumuha ng visa?

TIA!

 

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