There and Home Again Essay
There and Home Again
This term I was asked to plan a holiday for me and my classmates to Beijing, China and at least one other place of my choice. The holiday is to be 21 days long. The second country chosen is Canada and the third is Kenya.
2 Flight Itinerary
2.1 Monday 23rd July depart Rockhampton at 8:00am arrive in Beijing at 11:40pm
2.2 Monday 28th July – Tues 29th July depart Beijing at 2:45pm arrive in Ottawa at 1:44pm
2.3 Monday 4thAugust-Wednesday 6th depart Ottawa at 9:30pm arrive in Nairobi 10:20am
2.4 Monday 11th August- Wednesday 13th August depart Nairobi at 4:40pm
arrive in Rockhampton 11:50am
3 Beijing Day Planner
3.1 24th-26th July
Duration: 3 days (start from about 8:00 am and back around 5:00pm) Attraction:
Day 1 – Badaling Great Wall, Ming tomb ;
Day 2 – Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace;
Day 3 – Hutong, Lama Temple, Panda Zoo and exterior view of Olympic Stadium.
Tour Guide Language: English
Feature: 3 days small Group tour is to enjoy Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, etc. Service include hotel – sightseeing transfer + English tour guide + lunch + entrance tickets.
Figure : Great Wall of China
3.2 27th July
Relax in hotel
28th-29th July are flying days
4 Ottawa Day Planner
4.1 30th July
Day cruise with capital cruises on the Ottawa River to see spectacular views of some of the city’s attractions such as the Parliament Buildings, Canadian Museum of History (formerly Canadian Museum of Civilization), Rideau Falls a UNESCO world heritage site, and the Prime Minister’s residence.
4.2 31st July
Relax in hotel
4.3 1st August
Full day hop-on, hop-off bus tour with Gray Lines. Opportunity to Hop on and off at over 75 of Ottawa’s most famous city landmarks. 4.4 2nd August
Enjoy a day walking around Ottawa and stop for lunch at one of the many cafes along the streets of Ottawa 4.5 3rd August
Relax in hotel
Figure : Parliament Hill Ottawa
4th-6th August are flying days
5 Nairobi Day Planner
5.1 7th-9th August
3 Days Masai Mara Camping Safari A fantastic 3 day Camping Safari to Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve via the Great Rift Valley.
5.2 10th August
Kickback, relax and unwind and get ready to go home.
Figure Hilton hotel Narobi
10th-13th August are flying days
In order for the whole group to save for this holiday we would need to save $2400 a month which ends up being $590 per week for a year. In order to save up for just me I would need to save $874 per month for a year. It would be impractical for a highschool student my age to save up that much money in that shorter time.
Ottawa Canada’s capital, 2000, 4/05/14, http://www.ottawatourism.ca/en/visitors/what-to-do/tours-and-sightseeing Capital Cruises, 2007, 4/05/14, http://www.capitalcruisesottawa.com/en/sightseeing.html Beijing landscapes, 2002, 4/05/14, http://www.beijinglandscapes.com/beijing-tour.html Gray line, 2000, 4/05/14, http://www.grayline.com/tours/ottawa/discover-the-capital-1-day-hop-on-hop-off-5874_9/#.U2Ycn3mKC01