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Hello, I am Chen Bing, I work for Ctrip English site managing the launch and running of all products and website functions. My goal is to deploy a convenient website, so you all have a fast and secure way to get cheap tickets and hotels.
In this blog, I will announce the latest functions and products we put online. For example, you can try our cool Fare Alert to grab tickets at your ideal price, or you can play around with our hotel map to check our location and surroundings. I will also share with you how we create and improve our website, and
you are more than welcome to leave your comments here.
I love travel (who doesn’t?), which undoubtedly works with my job in a positive way. Instead of being a relaxing leisure traveler, I prefer to seek adventure in unusual lands without too much guidance or preparation. I am more interested in climbing mountains than playing on the beach. I love the feeling of pride and happiness that fills my mind and my exhausted body after reaching a summit. A few years ago, I chose to spend China’s May Holiday in a remote area of Zhejiang province. While climbing the hill, I couldn’t find a concrete road up to the top and the cliff was just a few feet away from the dirt path. It took 4 hours to get to the top, and I almost rolled all the way down to the foot in another 2 hours. It was dangerous but challenging.
Among all China destinations, Sichuan and Gansu Province in Western China are the furthest ones I’ve been to, and it was the most amazing trip ever in my life. There I saw the unpolluted blue sky and clouds. The sun and the moon were gathering in the same sky above your head. The starry night was so beautiful, which rarely can be seen in the metropolis. Surrounded by the local Tibetan and Hui people, I was the one in the “Minority”, and I was totally obsessed with this exotic place. Plus, it has the best mutton and yogurt I’ve ever had!
When my time and money are limited, a weekend get-a-way in the Shanghai suburbs, or even staying at a hotel in another district from where I live is not a bad choice. To me, travel just means getting away from my current life pattern, exploring and enjoying things that are not gonna happen in my regular life, and returning for a better life with refreshed energy.
I’ll keep telling you about my travel story and our site story in the following articles. And you, get ready to join us travelling around China and saving with Ctrip!