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Is there a self serve  laundry on the ship?

Mort and fran...how did people do with the altitude?  We decided to switch to Undiscovered China because of the very little time available for adapting to the altitude changes.

 

Was the Great Wall very crowded?  We are going mid October ...how were the temperatures?

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3 hours ago, deec said:

Is there a self serve  laundry on the ship?

Mort and fran...how did people do with the altitude?  We decided to switch to Undiscovered China because of the very little time available for adapting to the altitude changes.

 

Was the Great Wall very crowded?  We are going mid October ...how were the temperatures?

 

(1) No self-service laundry, and laundry service prices on board were somewhat on the high side. Rinsed some wash-and-wear things in the bathroom sink; they were a bit slow to dry.

 

(2) Most people in our group of 30 did OK in Tibet. One couple did have problems, and I understand that someone in another group was for some reason hospitalized. The hotel had an oxygen room, which a few (very few) of us used in the evening, my wife and I included. My wife also needed oxygen treatment once (done at the hotel for 100 RMB), but that might be my fault. (We had the meds; the instructions were to take 2 pills a day, I only had us take 1.)

 

(3) The Great Wall is one of the locations that became crowded as we were leaving.

 

(4) The bulk of our trip was in November; the temperatures were generally cool. A couple of the early mornings were a bit cold, and there were a few days when we wore short-sleeve shirts. As so many people have said, their fall weather is really like what we have here in Chicago (with out the blizzard).

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