Travelling to a foreign country can be an experience and a half. One thing that is often not taken into consideration when travelling is the fact that smartphones, gadgets etc may require different adapters in different countries.
A visit to China may be an exhilarating experience. Here are a few handy tips for your travel needs when travelling to this country:
There’s no need to worry about adapters:
Plugs and sockets are classified into several regional standards in the world, like American standard, European standard, British standard, South African standard and Chinese standard.
You may find that most places have two-part plug points, so you shouldn’t have to worry much. If you do struggle however, you can simply get a converter.
Get a VPN sorted out before you head there:
A VPN, or Virtual Private Network adds security to networks, so people can’t see what you’re browsing. So unfortunately, mainly because of political reasons, the Chinese government doesn’t allow the use of Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and most Google apps in the country. So by paying a small fee, you can benefit from this service that encrypts and redirects all your internet connections.
Avoid downloading free VPNs, rather opt for paying for a months’ subscription to a VPN with a decent reputation.
Carry your power banks in your carry-on luggage:
For security reasons, you need to keep your power bank in your hand luggage. Ni-one in China is allowed to have power banks in their luggage, to avoid the possibility of combustion and them setting alight.
Foreigners aren’t always accepted into internet cafes:
To save yourself the trouble of trying to find an internet café, rather opt for buying a SIM or data SIM card at the airport when you arrive. By getting a local SIM card, you can transform smartphones into a portable hotspot.
China is still largely a country of paradoxes:
You’ll find plenty of banks and ATMs, but foreign credit cards still aren’t widely accepted. Cash is king in China. If you don’t feel comfortable with carrying wads of cash around, open a Chinese bank account.