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TRAVEL TIPS FOR CHINA | China Travel Essentials

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so hey there GRRR Travelers! Welcome back! Today i
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want to do my travel survival tips for
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China but seeing as i’ve had the
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opportunity to have some expats or meet
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some experts on the road I wanted to
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have them share their experience with
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you and tell you how it goes because
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expats I feel like know how to travel
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the country because they’ve been living
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in it they have to deal with the culture
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and they have usually the best tips. So
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i’m here with Raimonda and she has been
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here for 5?… Yes, five years.
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And she’s been living in
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Bei… Shanghai.
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Hwangji and Xujou.. Three different
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places. -Is that like different provinces or
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it’s a little bit but still everything is
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down there… is close by. is close by means
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when you can reach by train by 30 minutes
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to one hour. it’s close by. And you
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work here or you teach?… – Yes I came to China to the
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for the job and I keep doing different type of
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jobs.
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What are your biggest tips for planning
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a trip to China? Because China is a huge
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country… – The biggest issue is we need to
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get aware that the country is very big.
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The country is very different because each
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province has their own thing. But the
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biggest issue of traveling …
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be aware that this is a language barrier.
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Whatever language you speak you need to
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prepare yourself basic on the Chinese.
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Get it written down or do for that copy and
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paste the character, because maybe in another
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asian countries you can communicate a
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little with English like in Thailand or
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Vietnam or Cambodia and here you don’t
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always have Chinese characters written
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down that the people know what you want
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and they will help you.
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Wait so
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with the big cities like Beijing and
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Shanghai you still need to have written…
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No it’s okay because here with the most
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of the people you speak English or you
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have a foreigner and you just grabbed the first
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one was crossing around and people will
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help you.
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Another issue~ big cities are really well
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informed in the meaning of a subway, a
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tickets, a bathroom…
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you just need to read it. Because a lot
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of people ,they don’t read. They just
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go . – Read what?… The signs. You need to
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look at the signs using your eyes. -And there’s English?…
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Always. Shanghai, Beijing… I never been in Guangzhou…
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but i think what it will be the same
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thing. Yu have always Chinese and
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English so you sometimes you just need
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to follow the signs. It’s very simple.
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For first time travelers to China,
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what are some easy cities to
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travel, which also have a lot of
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sights to see.
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It’s basically… typically, the whole
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country is safe.
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The city, you can just walk at night and
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no one will touch you.
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That’s definitely … a very clear
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issue. The easy way… more comfortable
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cities for sure, is the capital and
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is Shanghai. It can be later Guangzhou,
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Or it can be Xingjin…
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it can be later, going deeper to Xian.
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And when you say Xian, that’s like with an “X”?
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Exactly this with the (letter) “X”, that’s with the
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terracotta soldiers.
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-Ok. Because always when you have kind of
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a touristic attraction, you will always
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have one or two or three random Chinese
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people who do speak English.
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Once again. the best thing you
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can do , you buy or print out
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but just prepared basic character on
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Chinese, because the issue is with a
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China cities, when you translate them into
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English, some of them have the same
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name. But when you see them in Chinese
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character, they are different . Jst only
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the English translation is the same
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thing, like we have two Nanjing.
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But one isn’t in
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one corner and the other one is in the middle of
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China and another one is in the south of
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China. So it’s very important that
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you know which province you go and then
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which city.
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-Ok. So you need to know the province and
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the city because there might be
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duplicates? …. Eexactly. Between when you look in
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the English version for you, everything
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is like “Nanjing”, but Nanjing is Nanjing. It
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depend upon how you put the tone, because
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Chinese has four tones. Depending on how you
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put your tone, you ending up somewhere
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else.
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There are Chinese ways to get around,
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understand things or to book
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trips, right? -Yeah.
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To apprroach it from like Expedia.com or Kayak
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. – The best for China, like this
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official site is Ctrip. C-Trip
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is offering a different type of tours
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and sometimes they offering d…
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sometimes they are offering ….a city
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tour for specific area, so you can go on
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this too. So you have already like a
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reference point, when you make your
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basic planning that you know when
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landing, that you know where you’re going
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…and maybe in one city you don’t want to
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be alone and you just gather with people.
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So you can use Ctrip. Meetup.com
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as well, is running and they are
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basically in several Chinese cities. They
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are having the groups and groups are
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doing thing that we have that are in.
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Intonations.
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Intonations dot org were information
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to know information to have information
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internations dot orgy
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it’s an expert community worldwide
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they’re coming from Germany body
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covering the biggest cities worldwide so
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I think in china tea as six or seven
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cities so they have the community to and
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you can gather the people to induce some
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things if you don’t want to be
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google getting around what are the ways
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to get around or the easiest ways for
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the first time traveler get one if you
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gave me here is the way is a train it’s
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not the train it was not the bus if it’s
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not the bus so you can then try to
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arrange a car or you take a cab okay and
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you can book these off its again see
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trip you can book see triple suffering a
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lot of things they can have like a range
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of two of the guide was a pickup service
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or you’re just gonna have a pickup
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service is everything the same thing we
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check if you download reach it and you
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spend a little more time using keywords
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is always important keywords you can get
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to some agencies who are providing all
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these type of service because they speak
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english i’m getting the idea that you
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even though we are kind of like on a
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wordpress trip that is kind of being put
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together by sea trip i am getting the
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idea that seat which is kind of like
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very big in China ends the way that
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people kind of book things and so it’s
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like a trusted site it’s like in Europe
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everyone look at your dreams
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ok ok like burden i think we do like
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orbitz speedy exactly we chat that and
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what is everything ability it reaches
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everything you can have reach at you
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lost in China you need to have reaches
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its like a social media messaging app
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ap all type of app where you can pay for
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things and wiggles a lot of things you
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can buy you can sell you can transfer
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money the money issue it’s really
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connected with local cut so probably to
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someone was not local-based not having
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local bank art you want to be able to
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use it but you can use messaging you can
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use for searching something if you get
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to know people the first thing what they
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will ask you do you have Rita because
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the whole communication goes over we
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chatting it’s free or
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it’s 73 as long as you have a Chinese
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7-ups we will be running behind the b4
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to have what are some quick tips about
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food and health will then help with the
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way the most important thing okay the
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moral time avoid ice and wood everything
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what does not know we need to eat cooked
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food if you want to have a healthy so
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much what people drinking a lot of hot
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water
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just follow it because it’s good for you
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so much and you want to keep during your
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trip a healthy stomach okay well one
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thing I’m really curious because I like
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street Street food you need once again
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google it around before you going here
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going to always recommendation which
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city which street is good because
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sometimes we say chicken bones can be a
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rat or cat whatever at this you don’t
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know there’s no name on it
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well how do we know then what happened
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nothing should happen is you even I
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guess I’ll be careful about what you
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need on the street make sure if it’s
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neat that it will be my even that’s a
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CAD or rat as long as this belt hook
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nothing happening that’s will be just
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different experience
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so basically what you don’t know won’t
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hurt you but cultural it’s always be
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polite and respectful because he a lot
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of things going on in a different way
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but they still happening and the other
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reason why they are happening in the way
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they are happening
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it means don’t conflict with people it’s
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very important issue faced losing so
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never play never blame another chinese
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in front as a Chinese if you wanna
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something happening so talk face-to-face
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but you never blame a Chinese person in
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front of as a people
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this is totally normal that will get the
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red card in the country and you can
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leave now
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ok yes moving faces a variation type of
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culture it’s basically you don’t want
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the other person to feel shame in front
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of other people are exposed
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read the other people and if you do
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everything can go downhill from Jack
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last tip is where can people go to the
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toilet toilet always I know the sign i
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say for the sign the woman and demand
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something you can gather in the better
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in the airport you can have it in the
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market its local vegetable market has a
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bathroom supermoon had faster we can
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find basically a lot of bathroom
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including you can find a lot of local
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bands which means day as somewhat
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between the living areas you just need
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to a habit alright and the Metro
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platform that has a tooth the two
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bathroom too
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so you just follow the sign or to ask
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someone he will show you okay and then
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always be prepared for squat because I’m
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not seen any Western toilets around
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exactly and be read this is a hole in
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the ground so and that’s the issue you
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need always to have a deal in the bed
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tissues because this doesn’t exist
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ok and that a threat
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you need to go and I need to go I’m
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sorry I’m just like I’m getting the cue
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to go so thank you and I really
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appreciate your being here and sharing
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your tips for us thanks to be here
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welcome to shine thank you very much
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so here we have from Ramona travel
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survival tips for surviving china and
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