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China Trip: The Final Countdown

28 Jun 2017

Preparations are now in their final stages for the China trip, which departs on Saturday. I can safely say that there have been a few ups and downs in getting it all organised, and that I personally have learned a great deal about visa requirements to obtain access to the country, but the excitement is now palpable.

In the past few weeks, I have had some eventful excursions to the Chinese Visa Service Centre, by way of the Vietnamese Embassy to request and then obtain the translation of a crucial birth certificate, notwithstanding some long consultations with the supervisor who quality checks applications for the visa itself and subsequent retrievals of documents to make the applications successful.

As Theodore Roosevelt once said, "Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty..." and I can certainly empathise with those comments after successfully getting the visa applications through. I have no doubt that the China trip will be worth all of the efforts I've gone to.

Look out for updates on our progress as we travel through China, taking in Beijing, the Great Wall, Xian and the Terracotta Warriors, Chengdu's panda sanctuary, trekking and camping up Mount Siguniang, voluntary project work in rural Sichuan, cycling in Yangshuo and drawing the incredible adventure to a close in Suzhou and Shanghai.

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