Yes. Yes I was. But that's not really the point, because while I was terrified going there, once I got there and settled in (which took a few weeks), I was fine. Where I lived wasn't precisely a bustling metropolis either (still isn't). Now, I'm an extremely stubborn person, and I do like to stick to things once I've started them, so giving up on China was never an option for me. But I have come across a lot of people who put visiting China under the heading of "too hard", so I got thinking about tips, ideas and thoughts about travelling there that might answer some questions.
- You don't need to speak the language.
- There is no shame in doing a tour
- The food is good
- Use your resources
- You will get stared at
- Be aware
- Keep an open mind