If you plan a trip to China, or anyplace where you don't speak the language, download iTranslate from the iTunes Store. It saved the day (s) when I was in Beijing and in remote China! It's an amazing app!
When taking a cab, DO NOT get in a VIP cab - it will cost much more than a regular cab. Also, only take metered cabs.
On my recent trip, four cab divers tried to rip off my workshop participants - on the same day.
Also... at the airport, one driver tried to charge 4 people 450 yuan for a 40 yuan ride.
Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing some China HDR shots, city scapes and people shots here on my blog.
Explore the light,