Driving and crossing the street is scary but I am still in one piece.
I think some numbers on the plate are the factory extras fitted.
It is quite easy to navigate and has plenty of shopping opportunities.
It also has a really good cafe scene, with lots of small cafes and restaurants and English menus. This conception of China is very much outdated and unhelpful.
Generally speaking, people in northeast China is quite straightforward, honest and hospitable. And is it really true that we should have shipped in our household goods enough toothpaste/shampoo/etc. Hi Annat, Yes the winter in the North East is long and cold, but it is also very dry and you will usually see snow. You can buy brilliant, long down-filled coats to keep out the cold.
Yes winter there is longer and colder than many other places, but summer is quite comfortable!! Just like other provincial capital cities, Changchun has lots of shopping streets and world level supermarkets like Wal Mart,etc...... Things like food, housing ( although our housing would be paid for) Western-style clothing, transportation?