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September 12, 2023

Help planning a trip in China

I'm living in Guilin this fall taking Chinese classes, and I have two week-long trips to plan - I'll have a week sometime in late October or early November to travel, and then a week mid-December, and I'm having trouble deciding where to go - there's so much to see and I'm having major FOMO. [more inside]
posted by catcafe around China at 7:39 PM - 6 answers has best

June 20, 2023

Dinner for one in Shanghai

I have an overnight connection in Shanghai next month by myself; here should I eat dinner? [more inside]
posted by serelliya around Shanghai, China at 9:01 PM - 3 answers

May 12, 2022

How can I have both participation and privacy when I visit China?

Next time I visit China, how can I participate in economic activity while at the same time maintaining some degree of privacy? [more inside]
posted by Dansaman around China at 1:43 PM - 4 answers

May 3, 2021

Can you recommend a packing and moving/shipping service, NYC to China?

I have been asked to get someone’s personal belongings (no furniture, just miscellaneous personal belongings) from their apartment in NYC to China (city unknown yet, I am finding out). The added twist here is that I need a company who will also PACK the belongings into boxes or crates for me. [more inside]
posted by brbmaroon around China at 10:05 AM - 2 answers

July 19, 2020

Are shipments from China being held up?

The Trump-appointed Postmaster General has issued directives that are said to delay delivery of mail. Are delays being applied to packages shipped from China, especially? [more inside]
posted by Kirth Gerson around China at 10:22 AM - 3 answers

February 1, 2020

Can You Help My Son Get Permits To Drive To Wuhan Airport?

My son went to a city just outside of Wuhan China a couple of weeks ago to attend a wedding. He has since been trapped in an apartment there by the caronavirus and resulting Chinese transportation lockdown. He has a seat to leave on a US State Department sponsored flight leaving Monday, but as of now (Sunday afternoon in China) he can't get to the airport that's only an hour's drive away. [more inside]
posted by randomfan around Wuhan, China at 11:04 PM - 10 answers has best

August 23, 2019

4 Days in Xiamen, China

I'm an American attending a conference in Xiamen soon. I've tacked 4 days onto the trip after the 4-day conference concludes for vacation / sightseeing. I've never been to China before. What's the best way to spend those days? Are there interesting things in Xiamen to occupy those days or should I plan to move around a bit? [more inside]
posted by u2604ab around Xiamen, China at 11:16 AM - 1 answer

July 3, 2019

Shanghai in July

I'll be in Shanghai on business for a week the last week of July. There will be at least 3 of us coming from the US and we will be tied up in meetings until about 5PM daily. Looking to get the most out of the trip when we're not working. [more inside]
posted by GernBlandston around Shanghai, China at 10:45 AM - 3 answers

May 10, 2019

seeking information on visiting china

I'm making a week long trip with work to Beijing and Shanghai next week. Metafilter has been so awesome in fleshing out the background of history, politics and contemporary culture on previous trips to non-european destinations, it's been immensely informative and useful. [more inside]
posted by stevedawg around China at 12:42 PM - 5 answers

November 26, 2018

Best way to spend 5 hours in Shanghai airport?

I will have a 5-hour layover in Shanghai Pudong airport just before Christmas. The layover is between two very long flights. Are there any nice cafés/restaurants/areas to hang out in? Perhaps even shower facilities? [more inside]
posted by iamsuper around Shanghai, China at 7:09 AM - 7 answers has best

October 10, 2018

One day in Beijing (twice)

Thanks to long layovers, I will have most of a day in Beijing, twice, in early January. What do you recommend I do in the city in a day? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl around Beijing, China at 11:09 PM - 6 answers

June 20, 2018

24 Hours in Beijing?

This August I will find myself with 24 hours in Beijing. I will go to the Great Wall on a hiking trip the days after that. Any must-see do-not-miss sights? What food would you not want to miss? I tend to like food and culture and neighborhoods where I can freely wander and take pictures.
posted by frumiousb around Beijing, China at 3:51 AM - 5 answers

May 25, 2018

Is it Worth Going to Shanghai for a Week?

I have a free place to stay in Shanghai and am on a tight budget and wondered if it'd be worth flying from the States (frequent flyer miles) to go visit for a week. I generally am culturally curious and would like something like visiting the "Water Towns", but I'm wondering if there's much else to see and do to fill a week?
posted by Jon44 around Shanghai, China at 9:17 AM - 12 answers

January 22, 2018

Travel visa for China, surrender passport?!

I am a US citizen of Taiwanese parentage. I am in the process of getting a visa to visit Shanghai for four days, a side trip from my main trip to Taipei. I do not think it's a good idea to give my US passport to a Consulate office. [more inside]
posted by honey badger around China at 6:12 AM - 22 answers has best

December 7, 2017

Leaving luggage in Beijing

I want to store my luggage for a few hours in central Beijing. What's the best option? [more inside]
posted by nat around Beijing, China at 5:05 AM - 5 answers

December 3, 2017

Traveling internationally with a cooking knife.

Is a cooking knife in checked luggage a problem going into or out of China? From Tokyo. With a US citizen. [more inside]
posted by bilabial around China at 5:30 AM - 4 answers

July 21, 2017

Cross rural China by train - must see places to stop in between?

I'm planning a trip to China and would like to see more of the countryside, starting from the east and moving by train to Xinjiang. Recommendations on rural pitstops along the way? [more inside]
posted by wallawallasweet around China at 9:43 PM - 2 answers

April 8, 2017

Taking a computer from US to Shanghai for short-term work contract

I'm going to Shanghai for work for 11 days as a contractor, not an employee. I need advice on preparing and transporting my heavy, bulky laptop computer appropriately. I leave the US Tuesday morning. [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule around Shanghai, China at 2:36 PM - 6 answers has best

February 14, 2017

Chinese Visa Major Family

Traveling to China for work. Unsure how to fill out the major family portion of the form. I am a woman married to a woman, China does not recognize same sex marriage. Do I list my wife in major family on the visa application?
posted by edbles around China at 9:38 AM - 3 answers

December 22, 2016

Legitimate Chinese Visa Processing service?

Can you recommend a Chinese Visa service that offers expedited processing? [more inside]
posted by AutoPilot83 around Shanghai, China at 7:34 AM - 4 answers