Discussion » Travel » Sat 30 June – A Relaxing Day Drifting along

  • Ruby Chen
    Ruby Chen wrote:
    <p>Date: Sat 30 June 2012</p> <p>Time: 08:30am</p> <p>Meeting Point: Outside the Hilton Beijing</p> <p>Cost: 300RMB per person</p> <p>Price Includes: Transportation, Lunch, English-speaking guides, Entrance fees, Boats and Insurance.</p> <p>Not included: Personal Expenditure</p> <p>Recommended: Hat, Sunblock, change of clothes, camera and smile.</p> <p>Escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Beijing and escape with us to Huairou District in northeastern Beijing. A mere 95km drive from downtown concrete Beijing takes us to the White River (Bai He) area with lush forests, clean air, and pure water. Come and swap the black asphalt for an area with 75% green vegetation cover. The area is popular for all sorts of outdoors sports including rock climbing, hiking and rafting. We will be doing the latter so prepare your Popeye and Olive Oil persona as we “row, row row the boat gently down the stream” for a 8km stretch that includes both quiet and rush moments.</p> <p>We will not be doing anything too demanding, if my computer shape body can do it so can you, but even so this trip is not suitable for pregnant women (or even pregnant men).</p> <p>This FCGroup daytrip is not yet on the tourist map and (like all FCGroup trips) is suitable for both foreigners and even the most local of local Chinese. This time the trip will conclude with what Lucy (Achinatours) has promised to be a magnificent local feast to reward those who dared to move out of the safety of downtown Beijing.</p> <p>RSVP Options:</p> <p>• Option 1: 280RMB pre-pay via Yoopay or at a prior FCGroup event.</p> <p>• Option 2: 300RMB RSVP on-line before Friday 29 June and pay on the day prior to boarding the bus.</p> <p>• Option 3: 300RMB by email to info@fcgroup.org before Friday 29 June and pay on the day prior to boarding the bus.</p> <p>NB: Registration for this event is only valid if it includes your name and a contact mobile phone number.</p> <p>For insurance purposes:</p> <p>Foreign nationals please provide your mobile phone number, your full name as it appears on your passport, your nationality, Date of Birth and passport number.</p> <p>Chinese nationals please provide your mobile phone number, your name in Chinese Hanzi as it appears on your ID card, Date of Birth and your ID Card number.</p> <p>Please do remember to register as soon as possible to ensure that there is room for you.</p> <p>Registrations are not accepted after 12:00hrs (noon) on Friday 29 June. This is to allow us enough time to process the insurance.</p> <p>Please note cancellation received after Thursday 28 June 10:00 will incur a 50RMB cancellation fee.</p> <p>Please do feel free to tell your friends both about the FCGroup and the trip. Places will be allocated on first come basis.</p> <p>We were sold out the last time we did this trip and had to disappoint some late minute “I want to attend” requests.</p> <p>Best regards and looking forward to seeing you.</p>

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