In 2019 I decided to visit China and meet my friends. My plan was great but to accomplish it I had many challenges. Read till the end to know how I made it a success.
Traveling is very easy and if you have the knowledge of how to get the initial process done then you can travel anywhere in the world.
As an Indian, I needed a Chinese visa but it wasn’t possible to apply directly to the nearest Chinese embassy. Due to this issue, I contacted the nearest travel agency for a visa appointment.
The agency asked me to produce several documents related to my China trip as it was vital in order to apply for the visa. I had to give my bank statement, proof of hotel booking, and my round trip tickets.
The initial process took about ten days and I finally got the visa. I was all set to travel and one of my dreams was to visit the Great Wall of China and make photos and videos without any people around.
I had a flight from Goa – Mumbai – Singapore – Shanghai. I’ve traveled a lot and four flights with a long layover were a bit challenging. As a solo traveler, I had to prepare for the layover.
After my first flight, I had a layover of 14 hours in Mumbai International Airport and the sitting area wasn’t very comfortable. I decided to explore the airport area for a comfortable place to sit. I finally found the business lounge and as I walked in there no one said anything. There were very few people from business class and I managed to find a very comfortable couch to sit and even take a nap.
My next flight was to fly to Singapore. This flight was about two hours and on reaching Singapore I had seven hours of layover. I had a coffee and walked around to kill time.
I was excited when it was time to fly to Shanghai. I had two Singapore sling on the last flight and the flight attendant on the Singapore airlines was very friendly.
When I landed in China, it was my country #37 and I couldn’t wait to explore many places.
I’m writing a book about my China travel in detail and there I will explain my whole journey and how you can explore China in the best possible way.
My dream finally came true when I visited the Great Wall of China and it was exactly how I wanted. There was absolutely no one around except my friend and another guy from the hostel. I made amazing pictures and videos. If you visit China, don’t forget to tag me in your pics.
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