Hi, I am going on the China Explored trip at the end of April and was wondering what the cost of the accomodation is in Bejing in the beginning and Hong Hong at the end that Imaginative Traveller recommends? Are they central? Also I hear the shopping is great in Bejing. Has anyone shipped stuff home, what sort of costs did you incur and was it a hassle (I'm Candian)? Anybody else going on the tour that's leaving April 22?