Advide Begore Your Firt Trip To China
If you are traveling to China for the first time you will realize that this is a different world. It does not matter that you’ve been in India, Thailand or Vietnam before. China is China and no, there is nothing like it.
Traveling to the great giant that is China is almost like traveling to another planet, you will discover it throughout your adventure in the country. And I say this because my trip to China in 2011 was my first time in Asia with all the chaos (and fun) it entailed.
So, with the best intention of the world, so that you enjoy to the maximum of your trip, so that you do not stress, so that you take it with philosophy (that the Chinese are majetes, but they are not Spanish, they are Chinese) and above all , So that you learn to have fun with the situations in which you will be involved, here are some basic tips before your first trip to China.
Of course, do not forget to look around, see how people behave, how they sit on the street squatting, how they dress … It is something you will not forget.
China is much more than the article you will read below.
Of course, do not forget to look around, see how people behave, how they sit on the street squatting, how they dress … It is something you will not forget. China is much more than the article you will read below.
China is the country of rice and tea, Peking duck, famous dogs, children’s advertising, dolls and decorations everywhere, Mao, Buddhism, cultural revolution, pandas, abacus, acrobats , The Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors the shadows shows and many more things you have to discover for yourself.
Get ready for traffic chaos
If you’ve been to Vietnam, maybe you’ll be able to get an idea. Well, like that, but the beast. Especially in big cities. Neither cars nor pedestrians respect the traffic lights, so each one has to cross when life is less likely to be played.
The number of passengers of a motorcycle can vary between 2 and 4 people. There are more people on a motorcycle in China than in a minivan in Spain. Yes Yes. And usually the helmet is not styled. Get the idea that it is different.
Get used to new hours and SLEEP mode
You can go to the shops, restaurants or businesses at almost any hour. If there are no clients or have nothing to do, it does not happen like in other countries that are looking for homework, cleaned, ordered … If there are no clients, you can sleep. They activate the SLEEP mode and it is the most! In case you are a waiter, you can sleep on one of the tables. If for example you are a dentist, you have it easier, because you already have the patients chair for such effects.
Mentalise yourself that the Chinese are many
China is very big and very crowded. Yes. Wherever you go you will meet many Chinese tourists. It is very common that there are mass sites and you have to take it easy and above all do not overwhelm because … the Chinese like to sneak!