Xiamen - Shantou - Guangzhou in June 2011
Would appreciate advice on the following please:
1) recommendation for hotels in Xiamen and in Shantou and in Guangzhou
Criteria - with budget <US$80/night and have easy access to food and shopping
2) is it better / safer to travel from Shantou to Xiamen by bus or by train? (I understand that train takes about 6.5h whilst bus takes about 4 hours.)
If we travel by bus, where to board the bus and do we need to buy the ticket in advance?
3) How big is Guangzhou? Is it expensive to get from railway station / bus station to a hotel in the city area?
4) Any advice for ladies travellers - in terms of safety, etc.
Thanks in advance.