ACHC130317 : Highlights of China 17th March

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ACHC130317 : Highlights of China 17th March

Postby phoebe1973 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:23 am

Just wondering who else is doing this tour? Am very excited. Will be coming from Sydney. Is there anyone else out there?
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Re: ACHC130317 : Highlights of China 17th March

Postby chishols » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:18 pm

I am also on this tour. I am from Toronto Canada. I arrive late Saturday evening. I am looking very forward to this trip.

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Re: ACHC130317 : Highlights of China 17th March

Postby stephanp » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:55 pm

Hey guys,

I'm also going to be on the tour (and I'm very excited that it's so close!) and I'll be arriving in Shanghai on the 16th to give myself an extra day in Shanghai. What time are you guys getting in for the tour?

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Re: ACHC130317 : Highlights of China 17th March

Postby chishols » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:49 pm

I am leaving Toronto on March 15 on Air Canada in the afternoon (Toronto - Beijing). I am then flying on Air China and arrive in Shanghai around 11pm on Saturday so I will have Sunday to tour Shanghai before we meet for dinner.
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Re: ACHC130317 : Highlights of China 17th March

Postby stephanp » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:44 pm

I'll be coming in the afternoon of the 16th, although I'll probably just end up taking some time to rest up before the 17th. I will be spending the day in and around Shanghai before the meeting at 18:00 so if anyone wants to spend some time in the city before the group meeting then let me know!
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Re: ACHC130317 : Highlights of China 17th March

Postby chishols » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:20 pm

I would be interested in touring Shanghai with you on the 17th. I will be arriving at the hotel Saturday around midnight so I am not sure how rested I will be. Perhaps we could meet in the lobby around 10arm?

Let me know.

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Re: ACHC130317 : Highlights of China 17th March

Postby stephanp » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:54 pm

10am does sound good! Do yo want to grab breakfast/brunch beforehand though? I should have mentioned before (for transparency) that I do actually work for G (although not as a CEO and this is a holiday for me as well!), but I am trying to see if our CEO is going to be in Shanghai the morning of the 17th. From what he's told me, he will be arriving at 9am and we're talking about at least having breakfast or lunch before the tour "begins" in the evening, so please let me know if you want to join in!
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Re: ACHC130317 : Highlights of China 17th March

Postby chishols » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:47 pm

That sounds great. I realize from your e-mails that you are not a CEO and are in China on vacation. As long as I wake up I will join you for breakfast around 9am. If I don't meet you it's because I slept in. Hopefully I will adjust to the the long trip and be able to get up at 9am. I usually find that when I am starting a trip I usually adjust to the time zone difference quickly. It will fun to tour Shanghai with someone from the group.

Looking forward to meeting you. I noticed that there are 13 booked on our trip so we will have a good sized group. I can't believe that in one week I will be leaving.

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Re: ACHC130317 : Highlights of China 17th March

Postby stephanp » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:38 pm

Hey Steve,

So I've been speaking with our CEO and he and I are going to meet in the lobby of the hotel on the 17th at 11:30am so that we can go out for a quick lunch before he goes and gets ready for the starting meeting. So if you're free and want to come join us then just come to the lobby at that time.

I do believe that there are 13 people booked on the trip so it's definitely going to be a great group and I can't wait to meet everyone. In fact it looks like this time next week we'll all be meeting for the official start of the tour!

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Re: ACHC130317 : Highlights of China 17th March

Postby chishols » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:45 pm

Hi Stephan

That sounds great as I will be able to sleep in. See you at 1130. After lunch we can hopefully do some sightseeing.

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Re: ACHC130317 : Highlights of China 17th March

Postby stephanp » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:11 am

That sounds good! And I definitely want to do some sightseeing after lunch so we can tour the city a bit before the starting meeting in the evening.
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Re: ACHC130317 : Highlights of China 17th March

Postby phoebe1973 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:06 pm

Hi guys am glad to see some posts up was starting to think i was travelling solo. That happened once on a tour just me and the tour guide. I am leaving Sydney on 16th but not arriving until the 17th around lunch. How are people getting to hotel was planning to train it but was told taxi would be safer! I was complrtely packing for cold rainy weather but when I looked at the 14 day forecast for some of the places in south i did see some 30° and sunny pictures, yeah! Have had to rethink the packing. Only 4 days of work to go am very excited!
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Re: ACHC130317 : Highlights of China 17th March

Postby chishols » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:30 pm

I have arranged for a pickup from G. It's expensive however after being in transit for 24 hours and with arriving late I don't want any hassles. At least you will be arriving during daylight.

Look forward to meeing you. I can hardly wait to go to China. I am switching jobs for 1 year when the trip starts so I have been running around trying to get things organized! I also noticed that the weather is now warm which is great!!!!

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Re: ACHC130317 : Highlights of China 17th March

Postby phoebe1973 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:33 am

As its St Patricks day on 17th i think we need to go to irish Pub. ther is one in shangai called the Blarney Stone. Look forward to meeting everyone. How did you guys know there were thirteen in group. Am bit nervous about making it safely to hotel but shoild be okay!
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Re: ACHC130317 : Highlights of China 17th March

Postby chishols » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:42 pm

I think that Shanghai is reasonably safe. You may want to ask someone at the airport to arrange your taxi and price etc.

The maximum on the tour is 15 and there are only 2 spots lefts so that's how we knew that there are 13 on the tour.
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