Traveling to China? Things to Remember During Your Journey

Traveling in China, while completely AMAZING, can be an arduous job occasionally. The tourism sector here, while growing fast, isn’t like that of Europe where everything has already been laid out for you and they have crossed all the t’s and dotted all the i’s and lower case j’s. In China, you are fortunate if the t continues to be crossed. And so, you must go in having an open mind. You must appreciate what it is and not what it’s.

1.) Language Barriers: Very few people speak English in China. Of course, it does depend somewhat on where you go. If you are seeing Hong Kong, you will not have a difficulty. If you are seeing Beijing it could be very challenging as just a modest percent of the people speak English and foreigners are rare to inquire (particularly in the winter months). If you are in Shanghai, it’s somewhat simpler than Beijing as there are a lot more foreigners there and the city is considerably more modern. If you are outside in the countryside as well as in a city like Xi’an (Where the Terracotta Warriors are) be prepared to use sign language and draw graphics. Being unable to talk the language will make your trip a little more challenging, but it is a component of the encounter!

If you want to make it easier for yourself, it’s probably best to hire a Chinese interpreter who could help with your language barriers.  That way you can have no problems when trying to communicate with the locals and taxi drivers.map of china

2.) Metros: they’re very very crowded…and at the most random times during the day also. If you are in Beijing, Shanghai, or Hong Kong be prepared to cuddle with the man or woman standing next to you on the subway train. At first you might be upset that everybody is pushing you in and shoving one to the side, but after a while you get used to it. Its only part of the daily grind here. Of course, it is possible to hire a cab for affordable, but if you need the REAL encounter, choose a metro in Beijing from Guomao station on line 1 at 6:30 PM. You will not forget it.

Tourism, Vacation And Travel Tips

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The world is a vast place, but through the various means of transportation, people can travel from one spot to another in relatively short time and affordable price. Although traveling is quite easy, there are some tips that will be helpful for any travelers, whether it’s for reducing cost, get to the destination faster, adapt to the new environment, meeting new people during the journey, etc. So, whatever is your purpose for traveling, whether it’s for business, recreation, vacation, research, or migration, we hope that this Travel Tips website can be useful for you!

For easier navigation, the travel tips and guides are separated into some categories:

Accommodation

This section contains travel tips that you need to know about the place that you’re staying during your journey. For example, there is an article about which one do you should choose, a vacation rental or hotel room? Or if you have a dream of sleeping inexpensive suite with regular rate, read our tips on how to get free hotel room upgrade.

Cuisine

Whatever your purpose of traveling is, you must need food, right? If you’re traveling on a budget, then you should read travel tips on how to save money for food. However, if money is not a problem, you should try the local or ethnic foods of your destination, such as various tropical fruits of Indonesia. Also, don’t forget to learn the unique table manners of the various countries!

Destination

Confuse on where to go during the next holiday? Well, don’t worry, why not check this 10 most expensive cities in the world, and see if you can afford one of them. You can also see other exotic destination tips, but if you’re short on time, or money, then staycation or in-town vacation can be a good option for a change.

Etiquette

Travel tips in etiquette category are not only focused on how to behave during your vacation, such as on how to behave on an airplane, or how to tip in hotel and restaurants. More importantly, there are also cultural knowledge and safety tips during traveling abroad. Also, for you, environment lover, don’t forget to apply a clean and green vacation everywhere you go!

Preparation

Preparation is arguably the first and most important step during the whole vacation, that’s why we provide many travel tips in this category. For example, do you know that there are some must have travel items that often forgotten, because people don’t think that that stuff will come in handy? We also have basic guides for mountain travel, if you want some challenging vacation for your next trip.

Transportation

Regarding travel tips for transportation, they are basically split into two sections. First, tips on how to save transportation costs, such as how to get cheap airplane tickets or tips for the road trip. Second, tips on how to maintain our health during transportation, such as tips on how to avoid jet lag and to prevent seasickness.