Well, I have some exciting summer plans to announce! Due to some changes in what I thought I was going to be doing, I am now going to be traveling for a good chunk of the summer! I originally had an award booked on United (pre-devaluation) to Thailand, but the person I was planning to travel with can no longer come, so I decided to mix things up a little bit! It was quite a hassle to get the award changed and price out at the pre-deval rates, but it worked out in the end.
I had about 6 weeks to work with, and during that time I will be spending a day in Frankfurt, 3 days in Beijing, and about 5 weeks between Cambodia and Vietnam! I’ve never been to Asia before, so I am really looking forward to this trip! Not to mention, I will be flying in F on the way home including about 11 hours at the Thai First Class Lounge in BKK — that’s a lot of time for massages! I normally fly in Y because I can sleep fine and I’d rather save my points/miles for others to be able to travel with me, but in this case there was only availability in F, and since I am now traveling alone I was actually still spending less miles than I had been before! If you have recommendations for Beijing, Cambodia, or Vietnam please let me know in the comments!
Normally Howie & I aren’t ones for an organized tour but we opted for one to see the Great Wall while we were in Beijing earlier this year. We booked through our hotel with Gray Line and it was one of the best tours we’ve been on. The guide was super knowledgeable about all things China and we really enjoyed the trip. There wasn’t much else that I loved about Beijing but seeing the Great Wall is 100% worth a trip to Beijing.
That’s what I was thinking about doing too. I really want to see the Jiankou section of the wall, which apparently is in pretty bad shape, so it’s recommended to go with a tour guide for safety reasons. I’ll definitely look into that tour company though, thanks!
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