Fun tales and advice for the independent traveller to China. Lots of pics.
There was a time when tourists needed to join a group or hire a guide to visit China. Those days have gone but the myth remains. Part of the problem is the description that is often applied to the country.
We're still told that China is an emerging economy. This gives the impression of inadequate transport, substandard accommodation, poor sanitation and all those other things associated with the "underdeveloped world".
Admittedly, there are regions of China that are still "emerging". Others have most definitely "emerged". It would be no exaggeration to say that there are as many people in China with a comfortable standard of living as there are in Western Europe or the USA.
What's more, the housing and pu...