Practical China Travel Information

China travel tips – Useful information

Time difference: During the summertime it’s 7 hours later in China than it is in the UK. During winter time it’s 8 hours later in China.

Best time to travel: The best time to travel is during the months Aprtil through October. However, it’s best to avoid the first week of May and the first week of October. These are Chinese national holidays.

Language: Mandarin Chinese is spoken in most of China. However, countless dialects are also spoken. English is gaining popularity in China, but you still won’t find many people who speak English, especially in rural China. Bring along a Chinese pocket dictionary.

Currency: The official Chinese currency is known as the renminbi (‘peoples money’), RMB for short. The monetary unit is the Yuan. Hong Kong has its own currency – the Hong Kong Dollar. The Hong Kong Dollar is pegged to the American Dollar. It’s accepted in Guangzhou (Canton) and Shenzhen.

Tips: Tipping is customary for guides and drivers. They are generally reliant on tips for a large portion of their salaries. It’s not customary to tip in restaurants.

Visas: You’ll need a Chinese visa in order to travel in China. You’ll have to apply for your own visa at the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre (CVASC). A single entry Chinese visa will cost you around £60. This is made up of a £30 visa fee, and a £30 processing fee.

Telephone calls: Phoning home during your China trip using your mobile usually isn’t a problem, but it can be a very costly affair. Internet Phone (IP) cards are the cheapest way to phone home. You can buy these cards at kiosks and hotels in larger cities. If you want to use your own mobile phone during your trip, it’s best to buy a prepaid sim card at a Chinese phone shop.

Internet: Nearly all parts of China offer Internet access. You’ll find more and more cafés and bars that offer mobile Internet in China.

Photography: The Chinese are usually honoured if you would like to take their picture. Don’t forget to ask their permission first though. Taking pictures or shooting a video at military sites in China is highly illegal. Many museums, palaces and temples also do not allow pictures to be taken or only allow you to take pictures for a fee. It’s best to always be on the look-out for the signs posted regarding photography and to be careful.

Voltage: Electricity in China is 220 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. It’s best to bring along a universal plug adaptor.

Hygiene: Using public bathrooms during your China trip will be quite an experience. The level of hygiene is commonly poor and you’ll have little privacy. Be sure to add toilet paper or tissues, anti-bacterial hand wipes and disinfectant to your China Travel Plan packing list.

All The Astral Travel Information You Need

A common question I get is what is astral travel? Astral travel is a form of OBE (OBE stands for out of body experience). An OBE is where someones astral body temporarily leaves their physical body. Only the story of normal OBE doesn’t go much further past just seeing their body in the third person it is common in astral travel to explore the world and sometimes even the astral planes.

These astral planes exist beside the physical one we live in. They live in a level that is difficult for people to see or observe while living in the physical plane.

There are literally thousands of recent reports of people astral traveling. People escaping their mundane shell and exploring the world. Not only that but OBE reports have existed in every culture that ever existed in any time period. That’s the important part their has always been OBE phenomena everywhere there is humans.

In modern times astral projection is called magical, shady, occult, at best and satanic at worst. But simply put astral projection doesn’t contradict any faith or religion and people have been doing it for over 4000 years.

A lot of people don;t realize this but astral projecting is literally as natural as breathing and walking. Everyone and anyone can do it. You can do it. The people who astral project the most are small kids and toddlers. Usually they don’t even know that their doing it and as time goes on they start to forget that they had dreamt where they saw themselves sleeping or where they visited places all over the world.

Have you ever been somewhere and then just swore you had been there before. Most people call it Déjà vu. In fact more often then not you actually have been there only in your spiritual body instead of your physical one.

A lot of people wonder whats the point of astral projecting? Sure you get to see some pretty views maybe visit mt Everest but it also sounds scary. Well first let me tell you that astral projecting is nothing to be scared of it is completely 100% safe and you will always return to your body anytime you wish.

To answer the second part of the question of why would you want to astral project besides visiting places you have never seen before. I could probably fill a book with all the ways astral projection can be applicable to and benefit your life. But I will try to keep it brief.

1. Astral projection can help you discover what others are really saying and thinking about you.

2. If the astral projection is aimed at the present time, a person can observe his/her family and those around him – as an astral traveler. Though little can be done to affect the present and the past, the knowledge gained by projecting into the present as an astral traveler can help mold the future.

3. If you become advanced enough you can look into the past. Imagine first hand watching past events unfold and how seeing past achievements and mistakes influence your life for the better.

Astral Travel Information On The Astral Planes

The astral plane is impossibly large it would be impossible for me to give you an exact size especially since their exploration has been very limited until recent years. But even with our limited exploration of this astral reality we have been able to find 5 distinct realms. The laws of distance, space, and direction are somewhat different then on the physical realm but as far we can tell these 5 realms are “Stacked” on top of each other as well as existing in the same space.

I. Realm of the Present

In a way the realm of present is not even really an astral realm but in many respects could be called one. The realm of present is simply the physical world. However when people talk about the realm of present they mean the physical plane observed through the eyes of an astral vehicle.

II. Realm of Time

This is the realm where the 3 aspects of time merge together and can be observed. By 3 aspects of time I’m referring to past present and the future.

It is when you are in this realm that you are able to look into the past and future. Where you can affect the present even while in astral form (you can only affect very small things such as turning the page in a book or move some dust. You cannot even do this in the past or the future. It should also be noted right now that when looking into the future that it could be a very different future then what will actually happen.

III. Realm of the Cosmos

While in the realm of cosmos your conscious will be able to wrap around just how big the universe really is. Going to this realm will make it far easier to travel from planet to planet while astral traveling. This appeals to many people who want to find aliens however I have never personally never found a planet with alien life on it. That’s not to say there I just want to say that you might have to look for a little while.

IV. Teaching Realm

This realm is very similar to the Akashic field. The Realm of Guidance is where memories and knowledge are stored in ages past subconsciously and can be tapped into in the present time. It should be noted that some pieces of information are easier to access while in the realm of guidance then others.

Though it is difficult to reach without experience it is definitely worth the time it is here that you try to learn the mysteries of the universe. It is also called the Realm of Guidance.

V. The Realm of Spirituality

If their was ever an astral realm that was similar to heaven then the realm of spirituality is it. The Realm of Spirituality is a place full of bliss and happiness discarnate spirits live. Within this realm there is more than one level but in all of the levels of this realm all fear that doubt and unhappiness found in this realm disappears.