Travel Plans!

Our final itinerary arrived this morning.  Yeah!  So for those of you who want to follow our timeline while we are in China, here is the plan.

In-China Itinerary for the Krautkramer Family

7/5       Arrive in Beijing on flight UA851 at 2:40 pm. Your guide, George or Cindy, will meet you at the airport and escort you to the Crowne Plaza Wangfujing. Hotel phone number: 011-86-10-5911-9999

George Jiao cell phone number: 0-13911683584                    Cindy Lee cell phone number: 0-13581695849

7/6       Sightseeing around Beijing (Tiananmen Square and Hutong tour).

7/7       Great Wall and other sights.

7/8       Fly from Beijing to Changsha on flight CZ3124 (10:55 am- 1:20 pm). E-tickets, please use your passports to check in at a China Southern Airlines desk. Your guide, Steven, will escort you to the Dolton Hotel.

Hotel phone number: 011-86-731-8416-8888

 7/9       Meet and take custody of Yin, Bing Qiao (Lily) at the Civil Affairs office.

7/10     Return to the Civil Affairs office for adoption paperwork.

 7/11     Rest and shopping.

7/12     Optional orphanage visit.

 7/13     Fly from Changsha to Guangzhou on flight CZ3387 (5:30 pm- 6:45 pm). E-tickets, please use your passports to check in at a China Southern Airlines desk. Your guide, Sarah or Elsie, will escort you to the Garden Hotel.

Hotel phone number: 011-86-20-8333-8989

Elsie Chen cell phone number: 0-13544599710         Sarah Gao cell phone number: 0-18024507410

7/14     Visa medical examination and TB test.

7/15     Sightseeing around Guangzhou.

7/16     Pick up medical reports and prepare documents for the visa interview with guide’s assistance.

 7/17     Visa interview and oath ceremony at the American Consulate at 8:30 a.m.

 7/18     Pick up Bing Qiao’s visa in the afternoon then take the train to Hong Kong. Take a taxi to the Regal Airport Hotel.: Hong Kong Regal Airport Hotel  9 Cheong Tat Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong, Phone number: (852) 2286-8888, Email address: rah.info@regalhotel.com. You will need to take a taxi from the train station to the hotel because Sun Travel does not have guide services in Hong Kong. People in Hong Kong have much more English fluency than in mainland China so the cab ride should not be an issue. Even so, I have provided the hotel name and address in Chinese above for you to show the driver. Your guide in Guangzhou can also help you understand how the train will work and how to get to the hotel. The hotel is directly connected to the airport so you don’t even have to go outside. Breakfast is not included at this hotel. Since the train tickets will be purchased at the train station when you are leaving Guangzhou those fees are not included in the itinerary. The price for children is about USD $10 and for adults it is around USD $25. The cab ride from the Hung Hong train station to the airport hotel should be about $30 but sometimes there is an additional fee for putting luggage in the trunk. I know the cabs can accept RMB and some can even accept credit cards. You should verify this with your guide and see if they have advice on the best method of payment there.

Chinese name and address: 香港赤鱲角香港国际机场畅达路9号

7/19     Depart Hong Kong on flight UA896 at 11:10 am.

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