Jamie McDonald

Jamie McDonald

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Australia Adelaide, Australia


July 2009

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  • +1 rating

    Any particularly good hostels [ie - clean & good location] in the city that anyone knows of?

    Might be a bit late, but I stayed in a couple of places because the hostel was booked - Mingtown Hiker Hostel. Was really good, but we spent 2 nights at Hong Kong Hotel, just around the corner, I think it was 120 for a double... about 10 years ago

  • +1 rating

    Is the train system easily understandable? Are there things to particularly look out for?

    I found the trains pretty easy, only hassle was in Beijing trying to get a train to Shanghai as they were booked days in advance. The pinyin normally gets you through, and pointing on a map certainly does. The tickets have the pinyin name printed on it, so if it is incorrect you can get it sorted there and then at the counter. One trick to know is that in certain cities the ticket counter might be over the road or a block away from the actual station. Not sure if you're travelling with friends, but it's also important to stipulate that you want to be in the same cabin, and indicate which bunks you want, i.e. bottom or top, and in some unlucky cases you'll get 6 bed hard sleepers, at which you just won't get much sleep anyway. Also it's always worth looking at flights as they can work out on par with soft sleeper and sometimes hard sleepers. about 10 years ago

  • 0 rating

    Is free WiFi available in hotels and hostels in China?

    Nearly all hostels and hotels have it for free. Even in the sticks. over 9 years ago