Month: May 2019

China Guides Travel

How to go to China for a short holiday WITHOUT getting a visa in advance*!

NOTE UPDATED October 4th 2020 This information was valid before COVID-19. Circumstances would have changed. Please do your own research. DISCLAIMERPLEASE NOTE: Visas are legal documents. These methods are limited to certain cities in China and citizens of eligible countries. I could not find a reliable source of information on the internet about visa free […]

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Somerset Software Park Hotel, Xiamen

Revised 0ctober 4th 2020 This post is about one of the hotels I stayed at in Xiamen, the Somerset Software Park Hotel. Watch the video to see a tour of the room. The Somerset Software Park Hotel is, as listed on Booking.com, an apartment, and on their business card, a serviced apartment. I‘d say the […]

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Nan Putuo Temple, Xiamen, in Fujian, China

Overview:Attraction type: Architectural, Chinese Buddhist temple, lookouts over the cityEntry is freeHow to get here: Any bus that goes to Xia Da Nan Putuo “夏大(南普陀)站” Accessibility: With help, you can bring a pram. I did see multiple prams here, but being China, wheelchair accessibility might be harder as the ramps are generally steep and are […]

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I stayed at a Chinese Holiday Rental Apartment: Review of Xiamen Exhibition Center Hotel

Updated 25/08/2021: Unfortunately this place is no longer listed on Booking.com, but you can find plenty more places to stay in Xiamen, including the Somerset Software Park Hotel. In May 2019, I went on a last minute week long trip to Xiamen, Fujian, China, without pre-applying for a Chinese visa. At the time, certain tourist […]

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