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重庆话. 重庆育才中学校. 北京 Sites. How To Use An Asian Toilet, Asian Squat Toilet. I figured having been here almost two months, it was about that time.

How To Use An Asian Toilet, Asian Squat Toilet

It’s a fact: come to Asia and at one point or another, you’ll have to squat while going to the bathroom. I’m fortunate enough to live in a Western styled dorm, so I rarely have to use that “other kind of toilet”, but I do use them and with a good amount of success. I realize I’m not the first person to write on the subject – Marco Polo probably did back during Mongol rule when squat toilets were just dirt holes (still primitive when compared to the outhouse).

Being Black in China. Of all the countries we’ve visited as a family, the hardest, by far, was China.

Being Black in China

A series of missteps on my part meant that, after a 13-hour flight, we found ourselves in a very non-touristy part of Beijing, at a “hotel” that was more like a businessman’s rental apartment. Within a few hours, we were already wondering if our plan to spend a month there had been a huge mistake. The next morning, our bad mood was emboldened by torrential rains—but after a harrowing ride with a cab driver to whom speed limits were merely suggestions, we finally arrived at the Forbidden City. We had taken shelter under the cover of one of the arched gates and were waiting for our guide to arrive when we noticed something. Contact Us-Home Inn Beixinqiao Beijing. China: Tipping & Etiquette. China Tipping is a lively issue among seasoned travelers to China.

China: Tipping & Etiquette

Generally, no one tips anyone in China, with one large exception. Group tour guides catering to foreigners frequently depend on tip income. The dichotomy is that the Chinese natives will not tip anyone inside their own country, while foreign tour wholesalers (in any language, including Mandarin and Cantonese) bid so low for western business that they tell the guides and drivers to depend on tips for their income. These workers serving foreigners are forced to solicit (some say beg) for tips. The foreigner group tour guides and drivers depend on this tip income, along with shopping stop commissions, to form the bulk of their income. Private or independent guides work for an agreed fee and tipping in cash is not necessary or expected. While tour drivers many times expect tips from foreigners, taxi drivers in China will not accept them. See discussion: See discussion: Hong Kong.

Customs Clearance Guide for International Passengers. Welcome to China!

Customs Clearance Guide for International Passengers

Cash Machines. Beijing tips - ATMs / Cash Machines Beijing is a very ATM friendly city.

Cash Machines

There are many banks with many ATMs. Unfortunately only about 50% of these accept foreign cards. Still, this is still far better than supposedly modern cities like Tokyo, Japan. The main foreign friendly ATMs are controlled by the Bank of China. Health Information for Travelers to China - Traveler view. Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of healthy US citizens in foreign countries.

Health Information for Travelers to China - Traveler view

In many places cars, buses, large trucks, rickshaws, bikes, people on foot, and even animals share the same lanes of traffic, increasing the risk for crashes. Walking. Podcast 492: How to travel like an international superspy. Susie's back from some last-minute travel, just in time to talk travel with Glenn and Rich Mogull, a security researcher, Macworld contributor, and world traveler who knows all about how to keep your data safe and secure even when moving around in countries that are actively trying to snoop on you.

Podcast 492: How to travel like an international superspy

For instance, we've all heard of "burner" devices—something cheap that holds no more of your personal data than necessary, that you use temporarily and then trash or donate when you're done. Well, that doesn't help us Apple fans much, does it? While it's true you probably won't want to buy a new iPad just to throw it away after a trip to China or Russia, it turns out iOS is generally secure enough that you can back up and wipe a device before you leave, use it during your trip, and then erase it again when you get home, ready to restore to your previous backup.

Rich has other great tips too, from VPNs to knowing the special rules at border crossings. China Travel Tips: Dos and Don'ts in China. China Travel Checklist: What to Bring and Pack, Luggage, Clothing Tips. Before Packing • Make a checklist and number them in order of importance.• Reread you list.

China Travel Checklist: What to Bring and Pack, Luggage, Clothing Tips

Think twice about the "desired or essential" items.• Try to make the checklist as short as possible.• Find related information about your destination and amend your list accordingly. What to Pack Travel light! <font color="#FF0000">About Chinese Visa</font> (The following will come into effect as of September 1, 2013) What is the main purpose of your visit to China and which is the most appropriate visa category for your application?

<font color="#FF0000">About Chinese Visa</font>

Here are the documents you shall prepare before submission of visa application: 1. Basic Documents. China Airlines. Běijīng. Inextricably linked to its glorious, notorious past, yet hurtling towards a power-charged future, Běijīng – one of history's great cities – is as complex as it is compelling.


Food Heaven Food is an obsession for the Chinese and the dazzling array of different dishes you’ll encounter in Běijīng reflects the sheer joy locals take in eating. Dining out is the main social activity; it’s in restaurants that Běijīngers hang out with friends, romance each other, hold family reunions and do business, and the variety of restaurants here is mesmerising. China Maps - over 3000 Travel map of China. 20 China travel tips. Exploring China can rattle even veteran travelers. And understandably so. It's a huge country with enough languages and dialects to leave even many native Chinese flummoxed at the thought of communicating away from home.

But traveling away from the big cities isn't scary, and it's not unmanageable. What You Need to Know Before You Visit China. Updated December 16, 2014. Planning a trip to China is an exciting adventure in itself. China Travel Checklist, How to Prepare Your Trip to China. What should you prepare and bring with you to China? Take a look at our China Travel Checklist for some guidance.

Arrange Well in Advance Arrange pet care Passport and visa(s) or travel documents Foreign currency of your destination country Credit cards Travelers checks or ATM card Insurance cover: trip cancellation/medical/travel Photocopies of documentation Medical check, doctor's notes for medication, vaccinations Birth certificate (if necessary) Marriage license (if necessary) Buy any guide books and maps.

The Group and the Self - New Focus on a Cultural Rift. WHILE Americans say the squeaky wheel gets the grease, in Japan the maxim is "the nail that stands out gets pounded down. " And while American children who won't finish their food are given stern warnings not to waste it, Japanese children are told, "Think how bad the farmer who raised this food for you will feel if you don't eat it. " Such contrasts have emerged from a rapidly growing body of scientific studies that show how deeply individualism runs in most Western cultures, and how shallow that vein is in most others.

The new cross-cultural studies are confirming what many observers have long noticed: that the cardinal American virtues of self-reliance and individualism are at odds with those of most non-Western cultures. They also suggest that the nature of American individualism has been changing toward a greater emphasis on raw self-interest, and that the rise of individualism in a society goes hand in hand with economic growth. IEA%20papervf. What 270,000 Books Tell You About China’s Changing Values - China Real Time Report. 2014 China Immersion: Chongqing. Chongqing and surrounding area Day Five - Mar 17 (Monday) - Fly to Chongqing.