Visiting China

November 21st, 2007

I will be traveling in China through the earlier part of December. This is a great opportunity for me to meet some of my Chinese readers, fellow bloggers and WordPress aficionados. If you are interested in meeting, are knowledgeable about the area or could provide some tips, please leave a comment or contact me directly. As the itinerary stands, the following times are open for me.

Beijing: December 2nd, Evening

Qinhuangdao: December 3rd and 4th, Evening

Shanghai: December 6th and 9th, Evening

Hangzhou: December 7th, Evening

Judging from my reader statistics, I have quite a few readers in China. If you are reading this blog from China, where do you live?




  1. mo says:

    hi i’m reading you from beijing… but i’m not sure i’ll be in town on the 2nd. let me know if you need some advice or help. best, mónica

  2. Kyler (1 comments.) says:

    Ouch! China in winter. You might find Beijing cold, dry and polluted. A face mask will help if you’re not used to that kind of environment.

  3. wenbilwu (1 comments.) says:

    Hi, I’m studing in Tianjin. Welcome to China! Maybe I could take part in your speech! Happy!

  4. Sim says:

    Greetings from Shanghai! :)

  5. Dreamcolor (1 comments.) says:

    Welcome to China.

  6. Michael (1 comments.) says:

    Hopefully you have access to!

  7. Brian (1 comments.) says:

    I have been enjoying your blog, helped few NGO here as website, if you have chance I am in Sanya, tropical beach and seafood, beer on me.

  8. Stephen Cronin (30 comments.) says:

    Hi Mark..

    I live a couple of hours out of Beijing. Unfortunately it’s very unlikely that I’d be able to meet you on the 2nd. I would have loved to, as I’m a plugin author (DualFeeds and IFrameWidgets) and you’re a plugin author’s best friend! :)

    Hope you have a great time in China!

  9. Liz and Chris (1 comments.) says:

    Cool! Lucky you! We’re only doing the USA for now…maybe one day we’ll get to china :)
    Have a fun trip.

  10. geuro (1 comments.) says:

    Welcome to China. But where is my comment?

  11. ALIVEPAKISTAN.COM (2 comments.) says:

    I were there in Chine Last week, Unfortunately We cant meet :(

  12. joycapri (1 comments.) says:

    HoHo~best wishes from Beijing ~All of the comments above are from China ~terrific

  13. Regina Yee (1 comments.) says:

    Hi~It’s great you visit Beijing! Welcome!
    But I may travel to other provinces at that time.Anyway, enjoy your trip to China =)

  14. Rick (2 comments.) says:

    Bummer you’re not coming to Dalian.

    Confusing that you’re going to Qinhuangdao. :S

    In any case, enjoy your trip.

  15. m@ (16 comments.) says:

    Here’s a tip. Don’t buy anything for more than 30% of the starting price when bargaining with the locals. It sounds like you’re getting a great deal at 3/4 of the price, but it’s that cheap. The local consumers get mad when visitors pay too much. It raises the overall price for everyone.

  16. LEMONed (1 comments.) says:

    Come to Guangzhou, Mark!

  17. Mark Ghosh (386 comments.) says:

    Thanks for the tips. It will be hard to deviate from the original plan but I appreciate all the invites! :)

  18. Chris Merriman (3 comments.) says:

    I’m ‘next door’ in Kazakhstan. English language blogging is slowly growing in this country, any time you want to visit the land where apples originally come from, drop me a line :)

  19. Kaj Rietberg (1 comments.) says:

    Im noyt living in China. But Im writing for a Dutch e-zine on the topic of the use of weblogs in education.
    Can someone help me?

  20. butter (1 comments.) says:

    welcome to china!Be happy!
    Chinese Food is very delicious,you’ll taste it~

  21. Tim (1 comments.) says:

    Mark, Im going to Shanghai end of Nov07 for few days trip. That’s next week, but don’t think have time to meet up with you.

  22. Vienna (1 comments.) says:

    I am not Chinese but I am living in Changchun, Jilin, China but we will go to Beijing on Nov 30th.

    Are you delivering some kind of a seminar? I noticed your schedule is so hectic. You’ve got such short time in one place.

  23. Josh (1 comments.) says:

    Qingdao. We love it here. Thanks to the China Blog List, there’s a pretty active English-language blogging community. If you have any preconceptions of China, leave them back home; you’ll enjoy your stay more. Have fun.

  24. Denis (1 comments.) says:

    Shenzhen, near HongKong

  25. zorro says:

    Hoho, welcome to China, and Im in Suzhou, 50miles from Shanghai.

  26. ??HowTO (1 comments.) says:

    Welcome?I’m in Beijing!

  27. EKSwitaj (1 comments.) says:

    I’m in Zhengzhou; if you’re planning to travel by rail, you’ll most likely pass through here.

  28. Arctic (1 comments.) says:

    Oh, Wuhan isn’t in your traveling schedule. What a pity!

  29. Lonnie (1 comments.) says:

    If you get down south give a holler: best from GZ and the China Dream Blog….

  30. Tarzan (1 comments.) says:

    I am studying in BeiJing, so may be I can offer you some tips in Beijing:)

  31. yiyix (1 comments.) says:

    I am in Hangzhou.
    Welcome to China! Enjoy your trip!

  32. Richard (2 comments.) says:

    Hi, I am at Beijing. It’s so nice to know you are coming to China. Enjoy your trip and if you need help please drop me a message.

  33. Steven (1 comments.) says:

    I’m Chinese, and also one of your readers. I’m regret to tell you I don’t live in the any city you provide of the list.
    Haikou is where I live, pity you can’t come here…..

  34. bssn (2 comments.) says:

    I’m in hohhot city of Inner Mongolia, not so far from Beijing.

  35. John (2 comments.) says:

    Too bad you won’t be coming to the garden spot of China, Guangzhou. That is the place I call home.

    Any other Guangzhou bloggers out there?

  36. sherry (1 comments.) says:

    Welcome to China. Though I will be in Beijing when you come, I am afraid that I can’t manage to get to see u and other WP bloggers.
    Anyway, I suppose you don’t have to take any FACE MASK to help you these days in Beijing. Things are getting better here in Beijing~~~
    Enjoy your stay here in Beijing and in China!!!

  37. wu shunqing (1 comments.) says:

    welcome to china!
    i live fuzhou in china!

  38. Nels (1 comments.) says:

    Mark, go by Beijing’s premier style blog: and drop me a line. Have a great trip!

  39. alectro (3 comments.) says:

    congratulations, China is a very good place to visit, charming people and very nice places.
    Here you can find my asian trip blog:

    It’s in spanish but you can ask whenever you want for some translations or tips.

    Have a nice trip!, and by the way check your visa finishng date!

  40. alectro (3 comments.) says:

    Sorry!,my asian trip blog:

    Please edit comment #39

  41. aline (2 comments.) says:

    I’m currently in Shanghai.
    It’s getting colder and colder, esp. at night. Don’t forget to pack winter clothes.

  42. Min Guo (1 comments.) says:

    Welcome to Shanghai Mark! I am a native Chinese and have been here for 5 years. Let me know if you need any help or tips, such as need me to talk to taxi driver for direction or even order authentic Shanghainese/Chinese food.

    Yes, it is getting colder and colder. email me!

  43. moonswamp (1 comments.) says:

    In Suzhou, nearby Shanghai, welcome~~~~

    Yes, It’s very cold these days, take care~

  44. Kim (2 comments.) says:

    I’m in Chengdu. my city have some pandas~~^_^

  45. Mike (1 comments.) says:

    I just saw this post now. I was in Beijing last December. It would have been great to meet you. No plans to go back for the Olympics?

  46. Ina Lau (1 comments.) says:

    Oh I am so completely jealous! I am just dying to check out China
    one day. Their culture is just so beautiful, inside and out. One day
    I will learn either chinese or japanese because I just love learning
    different languages and different cultures all together. Do go site seeing
    and let us know and possibly post some pics!

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