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    Make sure you get the...

    by Chuck_Cotten Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Make sure you get the concierge at the hotel to give you a card with the hotel's name and directions to where you are going and how to get back to the hotel. The cabs drive like nuts and they speak very little if any english. We had no problems with police or military officals which are everywhere espeically the points of interest. We were careful with the food from the street vendors and had no problems.

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  • Fees that traveler needn't...

    by Tal_A Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Fees that traveler needn't pay
    Fenancial Department of China has recently published fees that have to be canceled. Among them are some concerning the consumers deeply.
    Railway department: Train ticket plus, label service fee, ticket booking fee, bunk service plus, extra carriage plus for groups, extra carriage plus, bunk service plus for extra carriage, secrity fee for consigned goods, punch fee, repair fee for soft seat, fee for accessing to platform in advance, boiled water fee on platform, waiting room charge, toilet charge, seat number charge, charge for boiled water in train, signature fee for transferring, bunk consumming fee, forbidden goods examination fee, seats repair fee, public security fee, extra bunk fee, auxiliary seat plus.
    Water Carriage Department: Bathing fee on passenger liners, bunk plus on passenger liners, sightseeing fee on deck, ticket booking fee, ticket submitting fee, ticket sale plus, waiting fee, fee for buying ticket after normal time on dock, public security fee, service plus, ticket plus, water carriage insurance fee, extra insurance fee excelling ticket price, water gate access plus.¡¡¡¡
    Civil Aviation Department: Fee for buying ticket after normal time, fee for seat reservation sheet, compelling package fee, toilet fee, security examination fee, ticket booking fee, service plus for return ticket, seal fee during security examination.

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  • People don't use to speak...

    by Quiquejavi Written Aug 24, 2002

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    People don't use to speak another languages than chinese, so you must carry on you the address you want to reach in chinese. Remember: taxidrivers don't speak english, and sometimes even don't read chinese very well.

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  • No visa problems, no any...

    by tidyboy Written Aug 24, 2002

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    No visa problems, no any potential risk, provided you behave yourself. Avoid any words or jestures of insult, or ..., avoid eating food on the street cooking-stands, take some essential medicine with you, becareful about pick-pockets (though very rare), beggars, learn exact fares from reliable travel agents before you jump on a VERY cheap travel offer. DO NOT FORGET that you are a BIG NOSE and EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE IN CHINA.

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    Sewer System (Rural)

    by egosyncratix Written Dec 3, 2003

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    This is how the stuff gets cleared from the washroom....(The "cubicles" are on the other side of the wall....)

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    The Ladies (Rural)

    by egosyncratix Written Dec 3, 2003

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    Yup...no doors. I have been to worse. Its just a long drain and everyone simply squats along the drain....imagine someone else in the washroom with you....doing "Number 2"

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    The Gents (Rural)

    by egosyncratix Written Dec 3, 2003

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    I am not scat inclined, but I am fascinated by the sewer system here in China. Looks quite ok but stinks like hell.

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    Beware of this...

    by coral0317 Written Oct 28, 2002

    Don't don't ever walking into those long-dark high "wall street" all by yourself, just in case of being throw away by local police in plain-clothes.
    See, this pic is a good proof! Hehehe...

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  • RitchiS1's Profile Photo

    traffic jam everywhere , for a...

    by RitchiS1 Written Sep 12, 2002

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    traffic jam everywhere , for a europeen it´s impossible to drive there with your owne car ,
    they have trafficrules i don´t understand

    Related to:
    • Photography
    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces

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    Wear these shoes when you...

    by Chris_Dahlia Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Wear these shoes when you visit some certain part in Forbidden City to protect the precious jade-made floor. 2RMB for each pair.

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