Ask anyone in China how you should travel from place to place you will certainly be told about the bullet trains. When you apply for a visa to China you need to give an itinerary for your trip. It won’t be a problem if you make changes to your itinerary at a later date. It does force you to plan where you want to go in China and how you will travel between places. Bullet Trains can be a quicker and cheaper option than flying. The 300km/hr bullet trains are certainly something China can be proud of.
I couldn’t visit China without visiting The Great Wall. It must be the planet’s longest wall at over 13,000 miles long. Unless you walk along the wall you aren’t going to get the scale from a visit lasting a few hours. You do get some idea of the scale as you can see it running from horizon to horizon and use your imagination.
I’ve thought it might be fun to be carried in a Sedan chairs like in the history books. You may be disappointed to hear that taxis in China are just normal cars like you might find anywhere else in the world. However there is a difference. Using a taxi in China is not as simple as it might seem. As a tourist you may well be ignored if you try to flag down a taxi. Most taxi drivers only speak Chinese and don’t want to stop and pick up foreign passengers who can’t say where they want to go. If a guide or hotel staff flag down a taxi they will tell you to keep out of sight. It might sound like a joke, but it is true. Read on to find out the best way to use taxis in China. Continue reading “Using a Taxi in China”