Interesting and kind of surprising story, especially since the negative comments and warnings are coming from a top China official. Our early 2014 timing for visiting down under might be good. As the numbers from China increase significantly upward to NZ and Australia, those "culture clashes" could become more significant and jarring. Other experienced travelers down there have shared, in not too subtle words, that the "style differences" are very noticeable and major. It will be interesting to see how these things work out while in these two countries.
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THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio
Did a June 7-19, 2011, Celebrity Solstice cruise from Barcelona that had stops in Villefranche, ports near Pisa and Rome, Naples, Kotor, Venice and Dubrovnik. Enjoyed great weather and a wonderful trip. Dozens of wonderful visuals with key highlights, tips, comments, etc., on these postings. We are now at 130,663 views for this live/blog re-cap on our first sailing with Celebrity and much on wonderful Barcelona. Check these postings and added info at: