Beijing by Graeme Smith; J D Brown

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Laurus Travel (Canada): Small group tours from a Vancouverbased China-only specialist, run by a former CITS guide. com. ): A large variety of mainstream trips for a wide range of different group sizes, with endless permutations for different time scales and budgets. Watch for extra costs. com. Peregrine Adventures (Australia): Small group trips with good quality centrally located accommodation; includes visits to private houses and smaller restaurants frequented by local people and, possibly, walks and bike rides.

Peregrine Adventures (Australia): Small group trips with good quality centrally located accommodation; includes visits to private houses and smaller restaurants frequented by local people and, possibly, walks and bike rides. ). R. ): Small group tours include extras such as a visit to an area of the Forbidden City usually closed to the public. rcrusoe. com. ): Groups range in size from 10 to 40 people, and ages range widely; parents often bring children. S. tour operator to China in terms of volume, and took over 20,000 visitors in 2002.

13 Recommended Books The best single-volume introduction to the people of China and their world is Jasper Becker’s The Chinese (John Murray, 2000). Longtime resident of Bêij∫ng and former Bêij∫ng bureau chief for the South China Morning Post, Becker delivers an immensely readable account of how the Chinese got to be who they are today; their pre-occupations, thoughts, and fears; and the ludicrous posturings of their leaders. Old Bêij∫ng can now only be found in literature. The origins of many Western fantasies of the capital, then called Khanbalik, lie in the ghost-written work of Marco Polo, The Travels of Marco Polo.

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