Hi Im Mike and I have just booked the China Trip for May 2013, Would be great to hear from any fellow travellers going on this Adventure .


Im Carol, my daughter Lauren and I are booked on this trip.  Just filling out China VISA info, getting insurance today.  We are coming from Ottawa Canada.  Waht part of the UK are you from.  I lived in Swindon for a couple of years back in 1999.  Looks like you have been on quite a few exodus adventures.  This our first.

Hi Carol and Lauren, good to hear from you,You will not be disappointed .I have travelled with Exodus numerous times and the trips are real adventures, Great fun and Always memorable.

I Live in Bournemouth on the coast, Its freezing here today , Spring has not arrived yet !!!

Loking forward to meeting you in Bejing, Best wishes Michael . 


Thanks for the feedback Mike. 

Yes we are excited about the trip.  I wonder if it is just three of us going?  Maybe others don't add to the blog.

Spring is taking FOREVER to get here too.  We are getting more snow today.  Usually have spring flowers by now.   Looking forward to a holiday.

Good to hear from you, Iam sorting out my visa all very offical , Will be pleased when my passport is returned to me !

Well the winter continues here and most of the uk is under snow , apart from Bournemouth and the south Coast its just bitterly cold, I think its going to be a Cold Easter weekend.

 Hope the weather Improves for you soon .

I expect I will contact you again,  that final checking of things to take before our china adventure., Best wishes Michael. 


Hello Mike:

Just starting to pack today. Trying to pack very light, wash and wear, comfortable and casual!  Looks like hot in Beijing and Hong Kong and perhaps cool in the evenings. Got the Visas yesterday. Ive heard to forget about about bringing a second suitcase....just buy one there at a market and fill it up during the journey.  A good one will cost about $20.

Got to find a really nice pillow for the long flight from Toronto to Beijing!


Hi Carol Good to hear From you, Glad Your packing is on Schedule, Summer has arrived in the Uk and its a hot  May Bank Holiday weekend here! Well Sort Of !!

Iam doing some last minute shopping this week, then I will be ready, Like you Iam Travelling very Light.

So Looking forward to the China Experience, Good lUCK With the pillow Shopping,How long is the flight from Toronto ? Best Wishes Michael. 


hi, myself and my husband Ed will be travelling on the essential china trip departing from london on 15th may too. it is our honeymoon! we got married last week :)


Hello fellow Essential China travellers. My name is Mark and travelling alone from the North East. Really looking forward to the trip and meeting everybody else.



Hi M

When are you going?



Deborah Hurley


Hi Deborah - 

heading off on the 15th of May. You are going in September I see. Will keep you posted on how it goes. Have you been away with Exodus before?




Looking forward to meeting you both, and Mark and Mike too!

 Carol from Ottawa, Canada....(and daughter Lauren age 19 today!)

Congratulations Suzie and Ed, Iam sure you will both have aWonderful and memorable Honeymoon in China.

"Happy Birthday Lauren " Hope you have had a great Day.

Well not long now, Iam really looking forward to a Great China Experience, and it will be great to meet you all.

Its rather hot in Bejing at the moment 31 Degrees , So Iam Travelling Light,

Best wishes Michael . 

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