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KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA

China and the Western Pacific Rim — a Melting Pot of Great Nations

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Program #20296RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Feb 9 — Feb 14, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: Disney Good Neighbor Hotel, free transportation to theme parks

Contact info:
5711 West U.S. HWY 192 (Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy)
Kissimmee, FL 34746 USA
phone: 407-396-4222 x18003271128
web: www.holidayinnmge.com

Room amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clock/Radio, Coffee Maker, Color TV/Cable/Remote, Hair Dryer, In Room Safe, Iron/Ironing Board, Movie Channel, Premium Channels, Wheelchair Access

Facility amenities: Many amenities including Wi-Fi, and safe. Hotel offers heated pool, fitness room, and laundry. Free transportation to Disney Theme Parks.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80-100
Seasonal. Rates may vary

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 09 - Registration, get acquainted session, opening ban...
Registration, get acquainted session, opening banquet, and orientation.

Afternoon: Class Registration and Group introduction.

Dinner: Opening banquet

Evening: Orientation to discuss the week's schedule.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Maingate East

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Disney Good Neighbor Hotel, free transportation to theme parks

Contact info:
5711 West U.S. HWY 192 (Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy)
Kissimmee, FL 34746 USA
phone: 407-396-4222 x18003271128
web: www.holidayinnmge.com

Room amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clock/Radio, Coffee Maker, Color TV/Cable/Remote, Hair Dryer, In Room Safe, Iron/Ironing Board, Movie Channel, Premium Channels, Wheelchair Access

Facility amenities: Many amenities including Wi-Fi, and safe. Hotel offers heated pool, fitness room, and laundry. Free transportation to Disney Theme Parks.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80-100
Seasonal. Rates may vary

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 10 - Ancient and Modern History and culture of China.
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet @ restaurant

Morning: Body/mind meditation exercises. - Overview of China: The Long and Unbroken Historical Development of the Chinese Civilizations, facts, and statistics. National identity and origin, ethnic groups, distinctive language, customs, and culture.

Lunch: Lunch @ restaurant

Afternoon: Continuation of China: Turbulent 1800's, Cultural Revolution and communist era with formation of PRC in 1949, and the dramatic rapid growth and changes in contemporary China today.

Dinner: Dinner @ restaurant

Evening: Cultural program: Drama/war film based on true events in China (1937-1945).

Lodging: Holiday Inn Maingate East

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Disney Good Neighbor Hotel, free transportation to theme parks

Contact info:
5711 West U.S. HWY 192 (Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy)
Kissimmee, FL 34746 USA
phone: 407-396-4222 x18003271128
web: www.holidayinnmge.com

Room amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clock/Radio, Coffee Maker, Color TV/Cable/Remote, Hair Dryer, In Room Safe, Iron/Ironing Board, Movie Channel, Premium Channels, Wheelchair Access

Facility amenities: Many amenities including Wi-Fi, and safe. Hotel offers heated pool, fitness room, and laundry. Free transportation to Disney Theme Parks.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80-100
Seasonal. Rates may vary

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 11 - Religion, Buddhism, traditional Dim-Sum lunch and...
Religion, Buddhism, traditional Dim-Sum lunch and tour of the Buddhist Monastery.

Breakfast: Breakfast @ Restaurant

Morning: Body and mind meditation exercises. - Exploration/discussion of Religion and philosophical thoughts: Taoism, Confucianism with special emphasis on Buddhism.

Lunch: Bus to Ming Court for delectable Dim Sum lunch.

Afternoon: After Dim Sum lunch, bus to a Theravada Buddhist Monastery: Wat Florida Dhammaram. Visit with the Monk. Explore the 4 sacred pilgrimage sites on property used for meditation, reflection, education, and study.

Dinner: Dinner at Restaurant

Evening: Cultural program: Documentary film on the plights of the Chinese migrants (mass migration)

Lodging: Holiday Inn Maingate East

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Disney Good Neighbor Hotel, free transportation to theme parks

Contact info:
5711 West U.S. HWY 192 (Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy)
Kissimmee, FL 34746 USA
phone: 407-396-4222 x18003271128
web: www.holidayinnmge.com

Room amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clock/Radio, Coffee Maker, Color TV/Cable/Remote, Hair Dryer, In Room Safe, Iron/Ironing Board, Movie Channel, Premium Channels, Wheelchair Access

Facility amenities: Many amenities including Wi-Fi, and safe. Hotel offers heated pool, fitness room, and laundry. Free transportation to Disney Theme Parks.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80-100
Seasonal. Rates may vary

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 12 - Ancient and modern history of Japan, Japanese cul...
Ancient and modern history of Japan, Japanese culture, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Asian/Chinese music, world problems and solutions.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the restaurant

Morning: Body and Mind exercises. - Introduction of ancient and modern Japan from the feudal period to the new modern era, plus Japanese language, traditions, and culture.

Lunch: Lunch is at the restaurant.

Afternoon: Performance of Asian/Chinese music played by Chinese professional musicians on ancient Chinese musical instruments. This will be followed by presentation on traditional Chinese medicine by acupuncture physician, and herbalist.

Dinner: Dinner at restaurant

Evening: Rapid global growth and natural disasters creates global problems. Explore global environmental problems and possible solutions.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Maingate East

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Disney Good Neighbor Hotel, free transportation to theme parks

Contact info:
5711 West U.S. HWY 192 (Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy)
Kissimmee, FL 34746 USA
phone: 407-396-4222 x18003271128
web: www.holidayinnmge.com

Room amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clock/Radio, Coffee Maker, Color TV/Cable/Remote, Hair Dryer, In Room Safe, Iron/Ironing Board, Movie Channel, Premium Channels, Wheelchair Access

Facility amenities: Many amenities including Wi-Fi, and safe. Hotel offers heated pool, fitness room, and laundry. Free transportation to Disney Theme Parks.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $80-100
Seasonal. Rates may vary

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 13 - History and culture of Thailand, history and cult...
History and culture of Thailand, history and culture of Vietnam and multi - cultural dinner.

Breakfast: Breakfast @ restaurant

Morning: Body and mind meditation exercises. - Class lecture on SE Asia, history and culture of Thailand, plus philosophy of Thai cooking with demonstration of traditional art of vegetable and fruit carving.

Lunch: Lunch is at the restaurant

Afternoon: Presentation on the Dynastic colonialism, and modern history of Vietnam, including her rich heritage and culture.

Dinner: Bus to a Chinese cooking demonstration and a "taste of Asia" at the multi - cultural dinner banquet at Ming Court.

Evening: Free evening.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Maingate East

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, February 14 - Program wrap up
Breakfast: Breakfast @ restaurant

Morning: Body and mind meditation exercises. - Program wrap up. presentation East vs. West.

Lunch: Lunch and graduation

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
5 Performances

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