this trip is a great way to see a lot of key attractions in china in a short space of time. it is by no means a 'relaxing' trip as there is a lot of travelling between the cities and to attractions and never more than 2 nights in one hotel. however i have seen so much that i will never forget! i found some chinese 'stereotypes' that i had before the trip to be incorrect, in particular the food - we saw chicken feet and powdered ants, etc, but all the restaurants we ate in had fantastic food! although very few menus had english translation.