Subject: Re: China - when? how? where?
My husband and i went to China several years ago on a tour. If i had to do it now, i would try to arrange to have private guides. This way you can see and do what you want. On our tour we were forced to go to the state stores and were expected to buy. At the end of our tour, the U.S. guides made it very clear that we had to tip them. Stay at the very best hotels. The service is impecable and you cannot imagine how helpful everyone is. fran