The Australia China Friendship Society have invited Susan to lead a second photography tour in October 2019 after the very successful 2018 tour.
ACFS is a not for profit organisation promoting friendship between Australia and China.
STOP PRESS: There is now just one place left on the tour. If you are an interested single lady and would like to share with another single lady or a single man wishing to share with another single man (saving the single supplement) please contact Susan There is availability.
The makeup of the current group is 7 from Perth and 2 from Sydney, age range mostly in 50's, two over 70 who are both taking a point and shoot cameras. Maximum 10 persons
The tour will commence in Shanghai for three nights and then onto the Fujian Province. Read the itinerary for full information.
View from the Bund Image with permission Zhang Kaijv
Rick Yang of Guilin who designed the tour for photographers has written about his ideas behind the tour, it is very inspiring You can read his words here Rick has included lots of links about the different towns we will visit.
The winning portfolio in the Australian Photographer of the Year 2018 Travel Category were of images taken in Xiapu, Visit Xiapu mudflats here and this one too - beautiful!
It is an all inclusive fare from Australia, airfares, accommodation, transport on tour, most meals, gratuities, the group is a min/max 10 persons.
Photographers at all levels are welcomed and spouses too. From professional to a happy snapper, come and enjoy the scenery and the camaraderie of a small group of like minded people. If it's a point and shoot you have, that is just fine, enjoy the images you take and the wonderful memories you will have.
Single supplement - if you don't wish to have your own room and would like to share, please let Susan know and she will endeavour to match you up with another participant also wishing to share.
Artists may also consider joining, taking reference images for future paintings and there will be time at most of the different places for you to sketch.
To make your booking - complete the booking form with your cc details for your deposit, scan and email to email@example.com
Don't want to email the form with your credit card details on it? Then leave that spot blank and phone Eric with your numbers Tel: (02) 9262 1555 Inter-state toll free: 1300 88 66 78
If you wish to make a direct deposit message Susan for the BSB/Account details
Booking form land content only For those outside of Australia the land content only fare is AUD $3870.00
Membership Form Australia China Friendship Society Join the Society to get the Members fare $4610 - $30 per year or $15 Seniors
Tulou (Hakka Round House) image by Rick Yang Guilin
Information about the Hakka Round House from my friend Philomena Yong
The Hakka people originally from Northern China, migrated in groups to settle in the south. They were looked upon by the southern locals as "guests families" (Hak=guest, Ka=family) a polite euphemism for intruders - hence Hakka built their homes like fortresses with thick walls and one main entrance as a protection against the hostile locals. Each round house is a multi-storeyed structure with many rooms and each room housing a whole family. The open space in the middle serves as a place for functions on special occasions and recreation. Each round house is a village in itself.
The Fujian Province is a photographers delight! Tripadvisor reviews on Xiapu County
A lot of the towns on the itinerary are small and not showing on maps. Rick in Guilin who designed the itinerary, chooses just the best places to visit.
If you have any questions and live in Perth, Susan is happy to arrange a time to meet with you over a coffee please contact Susan or phone 040 908 6694. Live in another Australian state please message Susan with your phone number and she will be happy to phone you to answer any questions on the tour.
Please read carefully the fine print regarding deposits, cancellations etc. The group is a min/max of 10 persons. Your deposit will confirm your spot.
Should you wish to extend the tour before or after please contact the travel agent Eric of China Bestours (Aust) Pty Ltd or call him on 1300 88 66 78
You can see the images taken by the participants 2018 tour here
All fares are in Australian dollars
The Fujian Province is south of Shanghai and we travel there by bullet train.