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 country side is still beautiful. However, more and more commercial developments are moving into country side.
Chinese Cities are dominated by high rises.
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.
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.
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.
Chinese Food Challenge
These snack food shown below requires a brave soul to try.