China Travel Tips

Reflections on Travel in China

Friday, November 14, 2014

25 Years of Photos I took in China

If you would like to see personal photos of China that I took over a period of 25 years you can go to my Photo Album.   There are six albums shown there with the largest being over 800 photos.   Just click on one of the photos to look at the Albums.   As you will see China is so very different from one end of the country to the other and I have never tired of travel in China either in a former business or my tour company.  My tour company has a web site at   We have been doing private custom tours to China for over 20 years with customers from all over the world.  Located here in Seattle, Washington, we only work on the internet from a low overhead home office.  We enjoy a A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and have never had a reported complaint.  We have Chinese Associate partners in China with the best reputations for quality and service taking advantage of their low contract prices with hotels and services.   We pride ourselves in doing quality tours to China and Tibet only specializing in custom private tours.  Email us for a list of references of past customers for their insights too.  You can contact me at    Enjoy my photo albums and hope to hear from you.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

On Site Inspections!

I will be leaving  this month  (Nov. 2014) on my 55th inspection trip to China since 1989.  Having travelled all over China for some years in another business, I started the tour business in 1993.  Since then I have sent over 2,500 people from all over the world to China and Tibet on private custom tours and private custom group tours.  I travel all over China each year checking new places to send people that are newly opened to tourism.  I not only look at new sights with my Associate Chinese partners, I check hotels for cleanliness, service and location to assure that my clients have satisfactory accommodations whether it be a 3, 4 or 5 star hotels.   We obtain low contract prices with hotels through our Chinese partners assuring best value.  I also will be taking my 8th cruise on the Yangtze River with the Century Line which is the top cruise line in China.  Click on the British Flag for English.   New to the U.S. market we represent Century Cruise Line on the Yangtze and as an introduction are offering  50% off cruises when combined with at least a 10+ day custom private tour.  Bookings must be completed by April 15th and the cruise must be taken before Oct. 31st.   I never tire of the cruises with so many activities, entertainment, and off ship activities including an up close tour of the largest Dam site in the World!  Contact us for more information and prices.  My friends call me  ChinaDave and can be emailed at

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                     Dave at the old Panda Preserve

                5 Story Tall Buddha Carved from one Tree Trunk in Beijin
                    Lobby of the Ball Room in the Beijing Hotel
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

2015 Web site Now on Line!

Our 2015 web site, Interlake China Tours, Inc. is now on line at    This year we are featuring the Yangtze River Cruise at 50% OFFBookings are available until April 15th. for sailings completed by Oct. 31st.  See our web site for details or email us at    This special price is available only this year to introduce the 5 Star Line,  Century Cruises  to the U.S. public with 6 modern and beautiful boats sailing the Yangtze River.  For details of the itineraries including a tour of the dam with the largest locks in the world check out their web site at   For English click on the British flag on the top right corner of the front page.  This is our 26th. year of doing custom private and group tours to China and Tibet only.  Our specialty is doing Customized Private Tours for individuals or Groups who come to us with their Special Interests.  Let us plan a special tour just for you to your special interests and budget.  China is a large country with countless sights and over 57 minority peoples living in a country the size of the U.S.  A good planned tour to your special interests, accommodations and budget makes a great tour rather than a general tour which may include sights that you may not be interested in and  shopping stops that take up valuable sightseeing time.


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