I never thought I’d be writing a postcard from China, but here it is!

I recently joined a group of agents from Far North Queensland on an intensive five-day tour of Jiangsu province, hosted by MW Tours and China Eastern Airlines. We flew direct to Pudong on the inaugural seasonal flight from Cairns.

China is modern & vibrant; the food was great (even for me, the only vegan amongst us); and the tour was well organised, covering some amazing locations including the beautiful, peaceful Lingering Gardens and the Grand Canal in Suzhou, Dr Sun Yat-sen’s mausoleum and the Qin Huai River district in Nanjing, and the Yuyuan Old Street Markets in Shanghai. We stayed in five-star accommodation and travelled mostly by coach, although we caught the high speed train from Nanjing to Shanghai on our last day. Our local host Maggie and the other tour guides were excellent & we packed a lot of learning into a short space of time!

The highlight for me was Nanjing. Memories include walking the city walls in the rain, spending time in the trendy 1912 Street area, eating amazing food, lots of laughter and forming some great new friendships. Isn’t that what touring is all about? It truly was a memorable trip & I have no hesitation in recommending China!

From Philip Clape – Your Travel & Cruise


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