"general traveling is not a big problem.
expat is a big problem. you need to pay more than double what you generally pay if you speak very good chinese. chinese are friendly but like any other place where you speak english to some people who…"
"Key is to be confident.
I have seen many foriegners; who actually know more Chinese than me, but are too afraid to make mistakes.
I think; one (Foreigners) should just go n try...even if you make a mistake; you'll only learn, if you…"
"There should be no problem unless you're doing serious business (presentations of course had to be done by a local as local clients, from what I've heard from my officemates, would like to hear very deep idiomatic almost poetic…"
"Metro is very easy in Gz. Buses are easy once you memorise the routes.
Trains used to be easy if you used automated ticket machines, but now the government wants everyone to show ID cards it's harder for foreigners.
Chinese train stations can…"
"If you're not shy then it is not difficult. I travelled to Tiber in 2007 after only a few busnienns trips here. My Chinese was almost non-existent. I carried a lonely planet phrase book.
Nowadays my Chinese is better but not enough for a real…"
"That was only for business and was just as when I needed the assistance, for normal life I just stumbled through by myself, although meeting a lovely girl who spoke Cantonese, Mandarin and near perfect English helped me greatly!…"
Hey Bro! Sorry for disappeared again since my car was flooded last week in GZ and overhauled the engine for repair...Damn was like a river and I am now in Zhong Shan for a week or so! Hit you up once the problem solved here man!