Q: I live in Korea and will be travelling to China for 5 weeks during my winter vacation. I want to practice/learn Mandarin/putonghua while I am there. I still have a low conversational level in Chinese, but I haven't studied it for 5 or 6 years and I'm forgetting a lot.
Q: I'm hoping to be spending roughly two weeks in China next year - specifically visiting the Huangshan Province (Yellow Mountains), flying into Shanghai, and possibly up to Beijing to fly on to Japan. I have traveled before but am concerned about the language barrier issues.
Q: I would like to know: What is the best place for me to buy bamboo rug and carpets at a wholesale price? Can I find them in Yiwu or Anji? I'd also like to know the best path for me to travel to these cities when I'm coming from Hangzhou Airport?
Q: Which is the best and faster way to travel from Guangzou to Taizhou? Which are the best hotels in Taizhou? There are two cities named Taizhou in China. One in Zhejiang Province, and the other in Jiangsu Province.
Q: What is the best route to take from Manila, Philippines, to China - we want to go to Qingdao, Yiwu and Guangzhou. Which city do we go first? I also need to know the distances among the cities. Thanks.
Q: I'm travelling to Guangzhou from Hong Kong in October for the day with 5 others. We really want to ride the cable car at Baiyun Mountain and travel on the Pearl River. Are there signs in English and can we recognize the bus numbers?
Q: What would be a good central location in Xi'an to book a hotel? We are looking for a clean boutique type, with local charm (with in room toilet/shower)... More importantly, it is so hard to figure out a location without knowing the city. We will be flying in and out of Xi'an.
Q: We will be traveling to Shanghai, Suzhou, Beijing, Xi'an, (and more) starting August 22nd. We were wondering if there are any sorts of small gift items that would be appreciated by local residents that we should bring along.