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Restaurants and cafes are in abundance, why not try out a classic French Raclette - cheese which is good north face fleece sale warm enough melted and eaten together with bread, different kinds of meats and other condiments - dinner while you visit? Works well with a nice Cote Du Rhone red whine.
Thanks again for the advice Brad, I have my backup funds set aside already. Got to sell my car yet which should give me a pretty penny too. Eeekk I love the hotness! Smiling all the time daydreaming at work. Everybody's already hates me. Hehe. =)
Well any type of raingear, waterproof/water resistant shoes are a plus, umbrella. For England it's 1 pound per 10 rmb. Again I can't speak to shanghai, but I find most low price hotels are 200 rmb a night, so roughly 20 pounds a night. Any universal plug in adapter will work, they make one that has europe, states, asia etc all on it. Depends on where you want to travel as well. I haven't done any long distance trains yet. I would recommned summer clothes. Being from the Boston area of the US, I found it extremely hot and humid here. I wish I had more shorts. If you can learn Mandarin numbers it will make life easier. It's a blast here. Everything is cheap, but remember the prices look higher since the currrency value is lower. You'll pay 30 rmb for a lunch at mcdonalds, but it's only 3 pounds etc etc. I came with $3000 U.S. and that was more than enough, and I made plenty of spending mistakes. Try and make sure you have enough for a flight home if you really really find it's not your gig. Some people never want to leave, others turn right around, it's different for each of us. I'd say pull the trigger and come on over!
Thank you Brad for commentinn I really appreciate it. I'm tryign to bring as little as possible because I hopefully travelling for a couple of weeks beforehand. What can of power adapter? 2 or 3 pin plug? How much would you recommend for start up costs and emergency funds? Packing clothes is it mostly summery clothes? I'm so excited it's unreal! B.x
I can't speak to that area, but I can speak on China, I'm in the Guangdong province over in the Zhongshan area. Pack as little as possible. Bring dental floss it's hard to find. I brought 3 suitcases, what a nightmare. Bring some currency beforehand. Be open minded, the Chinese are more laid back, you're going to see all types of odd things people are doing. Realize that many Chinese are going to look/stare at you, it's ok they are just curious, they are very kind and most friendly. Only drink bottled water, due to industry, the water isn't good for more than showering or brushing your teeth. And enjoy yourself, the food here is awesome, and cheap. Wet climate in summer, humid and hot most days. If you can buy a power adapter before hand. Have a steak and a burger before you arrive, they are hard to find and expensive when you do find them. If you have any questions you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I'm happy to answer any other questions you might have. Welcome to China, have a blast! I've been here 2 months, and glad I did.
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