well we are VERY excited about our trip - and leaving for China on Saturday :-) !
However, we just had some bad news with our train tickets. We had a contact in Beijing try to buy them today from Beijing to Luoyang for the 4th. Today is the day they went on sale, a full 10 days before travel - and all sleepers (hard and soft) were sold out. I know - no suprise! I was kind of prepared for it because of all we had read previously.
But - oh joy - we managed to get two sleeper tickets from Beijing to Zhengzhou instead!
My question is -
we need to get from Zhengzhou station to Shaolin, and then on to Luoyang (where our hotel is booked, and we want to see the grottoes). Can anyone recommend a private driver that can do this trip?
Or would it be an easy trip to negotiate with a taxi driver when we arrive at the train station?
Alternatively - does anyone know if there is left luggage at Shaolin / Dengfeng, so that we take a public bus there, leave the bags for the day, and then head on to Luoyang in the evening.
Any help would be appreciated - last minute trip planning all adds to the excitement I suppose!