I'm sure anyone who has spent some time in Southeast Asia is familiar with the endless streams of tour groups from China. I remember at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, my friends and I commented on the "tuk-tuk army." A tuk-tuk is a motorcycle with a carriage attached, and Chinese tour groups would travel in packs of 30, all with flags attached (for identification). In Burma, the climb to the Goldren Rock Pagoda takes a bit over an hour, but you can pay four Burmese guys to carry you up on a throne (seriously). While I was walking, I kept passing an endless train of tour groups (all from China) being carried up. Its easy to get frustrated at them-sometimes loud, sometimes pushy, and always present. Still, this article brings up some great points about the burgeoning Chinese travel industry and how its changing. For now, however, 80% of first time Chinese travelers go in large, organized groups. One consistent focus is on the tour guide's recommendation that everyone only eat Chinese food. Finally, after a week in Europe without trying any local food, the author heads to a McDonalds before his flight back!