Hi Yola and Ed,
We are also on the March 29 tour. We have a few N95 masks, not sure if enough since apparently there can be pollution or sand in several different areas.
Yes - we are aware of the Z-pak warninigs that just came out. I still plan to request an Rx. for it. Was glad I had it in Mongolia in Sept (one of our trip members picked up a respiratory bug in Yunnan Provience, China and I eventually surcummed). We had flights on both of the next 2 days after I started the fever so I needed to recover fast.
Does anyone have an idea of how warm or cold the hotels are in April? I've read China has rules about which months heat or air conditioning can be used in hotels, but haven't seen which months are for heat, for AC, or in-between. The Yunnan hotels were fine without either, but they were also further south than Guilin.
We are looking forward to a great trip with you and our other fellow travelors - have done prior trips with OAT but this is our first with GCT. BTW - do GCT program directors usually email us a week or 2 before the trip? Most of the OAT tour guides do.
Zoe, the tour guide in Yunnan was so good, and Yunnan 8 days so terrific, that I wanted to do the main China tour (China/Mongolia was the only tour I've done without Shel). Is anyone else on the flight from Detroit Metro to Beijing?
Donna & Shel