I'm currently planning a trip to South Korea and China in late August and most of September. I originally had North Korea in there too, but there's just not enough time and the expense is more than I would like to spend for the amount of days there. So far my basic plan is to catch the ferry/hydrofoil from Fukuoka here in Japan over to Busan, work my way north to Seoul, catch a flight over to Beijing, and then make my way to south/southwest of China (train or plane, depending) and eventually ending up in Hong Kong, where I'll end my trip and then fly back to Japan. North and western parts of China are not on the radar this time around (Tibet might be part of a different trip next year). At the moment there's more that I want to see and do than I have time to do it, so it's a matter of figuring out what's essential and what can be cut. I'm really looking for the experiences of other photographers who have been to these countries and what areas they think are worthwhile photographically, and which ones are not, especially at that time of year. As a whole I'm kind of an all-rounder when it comes to travel photography -- people, landscapes, cityscapes, night, IR, etc. In terms of splitting up the trip, it'll be approx. 10 days in Korea, and around 30 days in China (including travel days).