Facts about China
Stuff to See and Do
What to See
When going to many of the major sites in China (Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, etc.) you can get 50% off of the ticket price if you are a student...
We aren't students, but showed them our Canadian driver's licence and it worked!
Definitely give it a try, you can save a lot of cash that way.
About three months ago I moved to Tianjin-Tang gu China for an English teaching position. On my third day in China I decided to buy a street bike. I picked up a little 48cc Motoche for around 2,300 RMB (345USD). It gets up to about 80 km an hour and is the largest size Engline that is legal in China without a Street bike license. I have to warn you though the roads are pretty intense. The buses never stop weither the lights are read or green, you will be cut off by taxi drivers on a daily basis, and chances are you will get into an accident at some point or another. However the laws on the road are very relaxed infact I run a red light while waving hello to a police officer on a daily basis
Stuff to Know
When planning a trip to China, plan you route in advance and look for accommodations online for the best prices. There is not many people in China that speak English, so it's in your best interest to know where you are going, attractions that you want to visit and places you want to tour. Specially if you are going during high season, look for cheap hotels in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai, if that is where you want to stay, since they are the first ones to be sold out.