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Info Session 3. 2  Departure  Room Division  Tasks to do  An apple a day …  Packing your bags  Hand Luggage  Check-in Luggage 2 Contents Before.

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1 Info Session 3

2 2  Departure  Room Division  Tasks to do  An apple a day …  Packing your bags  Hand Luggage  Check-in Luggage 2 Contents Before we leave

3  Money  Communication  Food and Drinks  Daily Schedule  Transportation  Extra Stuff 3 Contents In China

4 4 Before we leave

5  Handing out the little red book and other things You’ll get this the week before departure  Gathering in ZAVENTEM in the departure SHARP ! We don’t meet at Group T !  Travel schedule: check the site for the most recent updates 5 Departure

6  2 per room  Men and women separately  See list 6 Room Division Is everyone on the list ???

7  To be arranged (see mail) Such as:  Keep group money  Prepare and present a text about things we will see  Prepare performance for the party in China  …  Not too much work 7 Tasks to do

8  Vaccinations are not obliged, but watch out… Hep. AFood Hep. BBlood and Sexual Contact Belly Typhoid (buiktyfus)Food TetanusCuts  Extra care anyone? (Allergies, …) Mail us 8 An apple a day …

9  Approximately 5 kg max (Regulations: see link)link  Pills for travel sickness  11 h trip  Entertainment (mp3, PSP, book, …)  Pen and paper  Camera and cell phone  Female products: tampons, …  Just in case:  Extra underwear: regular, string, thong, …  Toilet paper  Contraceptives  NO liquids (can be bought on plane or at the airport)  NO sharp objects (scissors, …) 9 Packing your bags: hand luggage

10  A wallet with:  International Passport  Copy of your International Passport  SIS card and World Assistance Card  Money (€ 200 – up to you) to exchange in China  Credit card (check your bank whether it works in China). American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro should work (handling charges)  Blood type card (if you have it)  Tip: use 2 wallets 10 Packing your bags: hand luggage

11  MAX. 20 kg (30 kg on the way back)  Don’t bring too much. Leave space for souvenirs  Wheels for easy transport  Clothing  Toilet bag  Medicines  Food/candy  Free space 11 Packing your bags: luggage

12 Weather is like here in Belgium:  Pyjamas (no heating from 15 March)  Raincoat  Descent clothing for company visits  Enough underwear and socks  Good shoes (a lot of walking, hiking (Great Wall), …)  T-shirts, sweaters, pants, shorts, … 12 Luggage: clothing

13  Toothbrush, toothpaste, cup  Soap/shampoo, towel, face cloth (Available at hotel, but just in case)  Female products (e.g. Tampax is difficult to find in China)  Shaving equipment  Nail clipper  Toilet paper (don’t throw it in the toilet !!)  Handkerchiefs 13 Luggage: toilet bag

14  Disinfectant and band-aids  Something for a sore throat !!  Painkillers  Something for a bad stomach  Something for headaches  Personal medication (don’t forget those if you need them)  …  Check with your doctor 14 Luggage: medicine

15 Some food you just can’t find in china, so bring it along if you can’t live without it:  Chocolate (it’s there, but just not as tasty)  Certain cookies  Cheese But don’t worry, they have chips, Mars, Pims, … 15 Luggage: food/candy

16 Don’t cram your bag, but leave space for:  Souvenirs  Fake clothes, … you buy there  Electronic stuff (hard disk, …)  … ! Don’t exceed the 30 kg on the return 16 Luggage: empty space

17 17 In China

18  Exchange money at airport  + € 1000 = no handling charge  KEEP THE RECEIPT  ATM’s available to withdraw money  Check with your bank whether your card works in China  DON’T exchange money on the street (fake!)  Keep your money (other valuables safe), but don’t hide it too well  Tip: already think about what you want to spend there. 18 Money € 1 approximately 10 RMB (2008)

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20 20 Communication  Calling home (gf, mum, …)  Check your provider if it’s possible (usually it is, but possibly you need to activate it first)  Check your phone (older models can give problems)  Quite expensive  buy card in China ( +/-100 RMB) (don’t forget to give your number to your friends)  Internet cafés everywhere  This is very cheep  QWERTY

21 21 Guides phone numbers  These numbers you will find in the red book

22 22 Food  Try the Chinese food. It’s really tasty (most of it anyway). Give feedback to Zhang Lin  Many dishes (so you will like something)  Breakfast is a bit less, but still ok

23 23 Food  In case you miss junk food:  Pizza  Spaghetti  McDonalds  …

24  There are alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages:  Tea  Soda (Fanta, Cola, Sprite, …)  Water  …  Wine  Beer  Rice wine  … Don’t be drunk on the streets! 24 Drinks

25 Schedule will be posted at the hotel the day before  Company visits are obligated  DON’T MISS THEM  All the rest: up to you, but try not to miss them (you already paid the activities)  Evenings: free (check guides for nice places) 25 Schedule of the day

26  We travel a lot  Organized trips: GroupT takes care of transport Plane, bus, train (to Beijing), subway, …  Free hours: that’s up to you  Taxi, subway, on foot  Taxi = cheap: - show hotel address card - get receipt - race  Subway: very crowded, but fun  On foot: - ask directions ;) - Careful when crossing the streets 26 Transportation

27 Do’s:  Try the food, it’s good  Ask for directions (even when you know the way)  Take the subway and taxi (try racing)  Take the taxi mopeds (taxi brommerkes)  Talk to the locals and the students  Try to get the best price for stuff  Try to get Hanny’s flag (at your own risk!)  … 27 Extra stuff: do’s and don'ts

28 Don’ts:  Be disrespectful (we represent Group T)  Drink tap water  Eat fruit or non cooked meat at street stands  Play with your chopsticks  Do things ALONE (always stay in pairs of minimum 2) 28 Extra stuff: do’s and don'ts

29 Many things are much cheaper there (depending on your bargaining skills):  Suit (tailor made in 3 days) +/- € 150  Electronic stuff  Cell phone  Hard disks  PSP  … (check with Zhang Lin for prices)  Souvenirs 29 Extra stuff: what to buy?

30  Always bring your red book (with the phone numbers) and the hotel’s address  Always take your phone with you (charged)  Always bring extra cash for a taxi  Don’t go anywhere on your own and let one of the guides know where you are going  !! HAVE FUN !! 30 Extra stuff

31  Ask them now  Or mail (but don’t wait till the day we leave) 31 QUESTIONS?


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