So, I really have only two basic travel tips for getting around a Chinese metropolis (and feeling comfortable about it). Get a SIM card with data and get a rechargeable subway card.
- The SIM card is needed so that using your cell phone you can navigate the city’s back alleys using some map software like Google Maps, and
- the rechargeable subway card is needed so that you can just zip through the system without getting stuck by missing cash or language skills.
Voila! That easy. At least that’s what I need to feel comfortable.
PS: For visits to China I’m using China Mobile’s M-Zone SIM card, which comes with voice, texting, and data/Internet. It is cheap, prepaid, and with no strings attached. I can even tether my notebook with my cell phone for Internet access. In Hong Kong I use a similar card from 3. The public transport cards have different names in different cities but are easy to figure out. In Beijing it is the Yikatong (一卡通), in Hong Kong it is the Octopus card.
Reads: “Good! Fist was with you and second was which the person you became when you were already mine.” Uhmm… I’m imagining a random statement generator (garbler?) somewhere…
Shot in Beijing at a Carrefour on Sept 5, 2011.
Photo taken in Beijing, Sept 3, 2011 at the NCPA.
My Chinese remains a problem. The cab driver wanted the East Gate, I wanted the East Gate, but I confused East with West. We settled on the South Gate.
What will keep a girl from abusing drugs? Knowing that she needs to protect her tender skin!
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I took a day off yesterday and went on a day trip to Macau for sailing with Robert (and his family) and Fabian. In the evening, we visited the public exhibition “Remaking of Civilization: Chinese Contemporary Sculptures” (from eight artists), see below. (More infor (1) mation (2) .)
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Thai Durian at City Super, Sha Tin, Hong Kong, S.A.R. of China, Asia, Earth, Solar System, in a fringe galaxy called the Milky Way.