I just got my Visa (used Visa Central, they did a great job)!
We are on the tour, Steve and Debby. Just got our visas from Central Visa also. I agree, they were great. Getting to Beijing a day early and will probably take a private tour to Mutianyu portion of the wall on the 20th, if anyone is interested in joining us.
My fiancee and I are joining as well! We are arriving a day early too. Helps to avoid air travel challenges and jet lag. What is the private tour of the Mutianyu portion of the wall on the 20th? How can I learn more?
I am looking at several tours. Tours by locals is a good source. If you want to speak privately to me send me your email
We used Tours by Locals in Milan on Rhine Enchantment. More expensive than Viator but smaller more intimate groups. Based on our one experience in Milan I recommend Tours by Locals
We did the tour of Mutianyu when we went and got the tour from TripAdvisor. It was nice and we got to eat at a regular local restaurant. The footing at Mutianyu was very slippery though, so be careful. I think we were two of the only non-Chinese there.
1 week away to flying out for the tour next week!
It was a great trip and I tried my best to summarize on the daily blog I posted. Successfully made it back to the US!