QTvan Mini Camper Trailer

All travelers will love the mobility and functionality the following QTvan mini camper trailer presents. This small cutie was designed by English company Environmental Transport Association and it is destined to attract attention as a magnet.

The QTvan is more a mobility scooter and it goes without saying that is can be named the world’s smallest caravan. Inside, there’s a tea service, a 19-inch flat-screen television, radio, alarm clock book shelves, and even a full-sized single bed and kettle.

This caravan is perfect when it comes to short vacations. This van will cost you only $9 000.

 

General Tips for travel Tibet

Tibet! I think everybody wants to visit this country and to feel its spirit, but before this, you have to find out more about it, to get acquainted with main travel tips in order to be prepared…
1. So, the first of 8 travel tips can be named – Best Time For Visiting
Climate in Tibet is the typical downy special climate. And don’t feel upset, but, it can vary throughout the day and different places in Tibet. Pay attention, you can visit Tibet at any time, but the best time is from April to October. From May to September (especially July and August), as a rule, comes a rainy season, so don’t forget your umbrellas.

You need only 4 documents to visit and travel freely in Tibet: the Chinese Visa, the second one is Tibet Permit, the third one is the Travel Permit when you are planning to travel to the closed areas in Tibet which you can obtain it after you arrive in Tibet (So, the 1st question what travel permit is? This paper is also called Aliens’ Travel Permit (A.T.P) and it is required to visit closed areas), and the fourth document is the Military Permit (not always, only if are going to visit some special areas: Ngari, Nyingchi, and Nagqu). Also, you need a visa and a passport (valid for at least six months).

2. Mountain Sickness
Yeah, I am not mistaken, there is not only an air-sickness, it is another kind of disease, that is very popular among Tibet tourists and it presents a great risk to their health! When at high altitudes, people are lack of oxygen, so symptoms vary, but the most widespread are: dizziness, fatigue, headache, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and insomnia. As a rule, in the course of acclimatization your health condition will become better and better. Before going to Tibet, visit a doctor and be sure that your heart, lungs and other organs are healthy! But the following precautions will help you to avoid Mountain Sickness: drink as mush as possible, before visiting Tibet and in the country: don’t smoke, don’t drink alcohol, eat more chocolate and fruits. If you already feel sick, don’t even think to go higher.

3. Packing Things
Remember! Tibet is just another place to visit, it is no use to take the whole wardrobe with you. Moreover, it is a remote place, so choose as comfortable things as possible. Nevertheless, you can always ask your travel advisor. But, don’t forget:
 documents (ID card and Travel Permit);
 a folder or a small bag (in order to put very important papers);
 bag (in order to put things, you are going to take with you, while visiting some place of interest);
 lotions, creams, sunglasses and other things in order not to get sun burns;
 cold-weather clothes. Sounds strange? Because, it is so unbelievable to put lotion with SPF and a warm sweater in one bag, while going to catching sun. But, facts are stubborn thing. As you already know, weather in Tibet can changes in a very quick way, so be ready! Walking shoes, rain coat, woolen socks, hiking boots, long-sleeve shirts… all these things are a must!
 torches: be ready to power cuts. Very often the electricity can be cut after 10 PM. It is so romantic!
 oxygen bag: it will help to facilitate the symptoms of mountain sickness and in Tibet it is a useful thing, because it (Tibet) is situated very high;
 travel bag: who knows, may be you will decide to spend a very romantic night (in the case, if the electricity will work);
 and, of course, medicine: tablets for water purification, chrysanthemum tea, pain-killers, medicines for diarrhea, nausea, colds and fever.
To be continued…

Second part >>>

China Travel Tips. Part II

Hi, China is an incredible and mysterious country, isn’t it? So, in such a case let’s go on without travel tips. Yesterday, we covered only a small part of them and found out general info about China, its people, climate, tradition and holidays. And now, I propose you to deepen your knowledge and clarify the following:

You have already chosen a tour, time and duration of your trip, now it is exactly the time to specify:

Entry/Exit regulations:

Travelling by air: you need a valid passport and visa. The rest of the papers you will get on board the plane or from your own trip advisor.

Travelling by car: must enter China through special pre-approved ports and, of course, valid passports, visas and some other documents are a must.

If you have a problem with your car or you need roadside assistance, call a towing service that can arrive in your area quickly.

When entered a country you are expected to fill in a Health Declaration Form (don’t forget to mention serious diseases, if you have one). Moreover, remember that you can’t take from China: weapon of all kinds, forged currency and securities, any information carrier, which contains info, harmful to Chinese authorities, economy and politics, poisons, drugs, relics, endangered plants and animals. The following bans are in force unless the authorities gave you a proper certificate or allowance.

What to wear

It is one of the most challenging questions, you wanna show yourself in all the beauty and take all your clothes with you, but… remember, that China’s climate is very changeable and varies from place to place. So, find out an average temperature at the place you are going at and then carefully plan what to wear there. As a rule, winters are really cold and summers are rather warm. So take everything you want, but remember, it must be comfortable for you to travel and having rest.

What to pack

China is a nice country, just like most of the others you are planning to visit, so in order to enjoy your travelling don’t take a lot of things. First of all, don’t forget about documents and be as careful as possible. And always take the address of your hotel with you – most of the population can’t speak English. Then, clothes – we have already talked about them. Medicine – take medicine of general use and, of course, some special medicine, that you can need. And, it goes without saying, take things off your personal hygiene.

The next stage of your travelling: you are in China…

Photography

I think, nobody will call this point an unimportant one, because photos give us memories, they return us back into the best moments of our lives. So, be sure, you have taken enough films or memory cards with you. It is a bad dream, to look for a memory card instead of admiring the landscapes. Some places demand fees for photos and some just can’t be photographed (I mean: museums, relics, temples, palaces etc.) Ask permission before making a photo of this cute old man in the middle of the street.

Water to drink

Even if you are very thirsty, don’t even try to drink water from a tap – it can cause a lot of health problems. Even the best hotels can’t supply you with drinkable water from a tap. Most of the apartments are equipped with water dispensers or hot pots. Use them for their designed purposes.

What to eat

China is a real paradise for gourmets. Chinese cuisine is popular worldwide and is full of rice and wheat, corn and millet, noodles and dough sticks, cakes and snakes. Each dish has a perfect combination of species and sauces. If you don’t have enough money, please, remember, you can use a small snack-bar and be impressed with their dishes.

What to buy

China is full of various presents, goods and unusual things. You can spend hours looking for a particular thing and find a lot of other marvellous ones. China is famous for: silk, tea, antique, various paintings, calligraphy, pearls, handicrafts. And, no doubts, you will buy things cheaper, while going into the big cities, such as Lhasa, Beijing, Xian and others.

Tipping

Tipping is very popular in China. But, remember, it is a personal matter. You can cheer up a really good worker and give nothing to a worker that you didn’t like at all. 1 to 5 US dollars will be enough for small gratitude.

And, as a conclusion, I would like to say – enjoy your trip, think about it, plan it, but be ready for some unplanned events and some minor disappointments. We are all people and to err is humane. So, don’t spoil your own rest! And visit the Great Wall of China!