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Snippets of Traveling in China

Power Outlet
China uses 220 VAC power with 60Hz. The picture below shows typical power outlet in China. Make sure your computer and other electronic equipments can handle Chinese power and its outlet. If not, you should get a power converter before you leave for China.

China 220V Power Outlet

China 220V Power Outlet

Country Side
China country side is still beautiful. However, more and more commercial developments are moving into country side.

Rice Field

Rice Field

Chinese Village

Chinese Village

Big Country Restaurant

Big Country Restaurant

Chinese City
Chinese Cities are dominated by high rises.

City View of Guangzhou

City View of Guangzhou

Subway
Subway is the best way to get around in city – traffic jam is almost 24 hours in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. This is the subway sign in Beijing. More and more major cities in China have or developing subway systems.

Beijing Subway Sign

Beijing Subway Sign

Toilet
Seating style toilet is becoming more and more common in Chinese home. However, most public toilets are still squat type. This is due to general perception that seating style public toilets are not clean. Squat style toilet is challenging for some European and American travelers. However, high price hotels and restaurants usually have seating style toilets.

Public Squat Toilet

Public Squat Toilet

American Comfort Food
You can find a lot of American restaurants in China. KFC and McDonald’s are everywhere. Papa John’s and Pizza Hut are also popular.

Pizza Hut and KFC

Pizza Hut and KFC

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut

Chinese Food Challenge
These snack food shown below requires a brave soul to try.

Scorpion and Sea Star as Snack

Scorpion and Sea Star as Snack

Scorpion and Sea Star Snack

Scorpion and Sea Star Snack

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