Mum and dad just came back from their 8 days China trip to Beijing / Datong / Tianmo. They have never been to Datong and Tianmo, hence when they saw this package, they booked immediately. Of course with the cheap package offer during last year Matta fair. 8 days for only RM1299 nett.
However, many incidents happen during this 8 days tour. A tour which they are so looking forward to come back home ASAP !!
1st unpleasant case - Their flight were delayed to a later hour. Thank goodness their travel agent called up 2 days before departure to inform. Transport from home to airport was provided by the agent. Upon arriving at the airport on the actual day, they were shocked when being told by the flight company that 'NO SUCH FLIGHT' flying to China. After numerous checking, only got to know that their flight was rescheduled (or rather delayed) to the next day (same time).
2nd unpleasant case - Both mum and dad was down with flu and cough. Bad weather in China was the main culprit. The weather during the day time was terribly HOT. They can feel the sun piercing into their skin. While during the night, a sudden change of weather with strong COLD wind. The China tour guide told my dad that such weather only occur about 20 days in a year. But they were just so unlucky to encountered them 3 days straight !
3rd unpleasant case - Mum vomited twice during the trip to Datong. The journey from Beijing to Datong takes about 4 hours. However, the jam was really bad until all vehicles got to halt. Plus the hot and dry weather, mum can't take it and vomited in the bus. Luckily she managed to inform the tour leader on time and provided mum with plastic bags. Else, eeewww.......
4th unpleasant case - Dad came back with an injured knee. He was ok on the whole trip, not until his flight back home. While in the flight, dad was feeling uncomfortable. Hence, he stand up and stretch himself and out of a sudden, he heard 'tick' sound. The next moment, he felt his knee was very heavy and he got to limb while walking. The next day, dad got to look for the 'tukang urut' master to give his leg a message and was told that the knee cap loosen and agitated the vein. Now, he got a bandaged knee.
5th unpleasant case - Mum's nose and lip cracks. Leaving some hard crust and I bet that will take days to recover.
Both mum and dad are still down with flu. Hopefully they will recover soon. So I jokingly said " You guys paid $$$ to suffer" !