Welcome back and great to hear you are almost set for China! I am going to do my best to help you out for travel insurance for your husband, prepaid mobile phone options and lastly Must-Dos for Shanghai for the dates that you have mentioned.
I checked online for travel insurance covers and found a website which collates the information. I haven't inputted finer details of the policies but do click on the links and that should give you comprehensive information on what the policy offers. All of these are Asia-centric... read more
Welcome back to the fold Glad to know your dates for Shanghai - reckon it will help me get you better hotel deals as well. Thanks so much for the clarification on the budget. Will be recommending hotels around the French Concession District based on your clarification. I will also help you plan your Hangzhou and Suzhou trips.
Shanghai Old Street B&W (Source: terence)
Your options in the French Concession District are:
Captain Hostel (Fu Zhou Road branch) - RECOMMENDED. The Captain Hostel is in a 1920's art-deco building within walking distance to the Bund,... read more
Welcome back. I hope you found my previous information useful for your trip. I also went through your feedback and will be more than happy to plug any gaps in my information.
Beijing Christian Church (Source: Trey Ratcliff)
Badaling - Dates, Transit routes and other information
First I am going to deal with Badaling and how you are going to get there from your hotel and which date might conceivably work better for you. As someone who travels, I would assume that when you come to Beijing on June 12th, you would want to sample the city before you hike your way to Badaling... read more
The Long Long Corridor [Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) / Beijing] (Source: d. FUKA)
I have always yearned to go to China. To me it feels like a very complex country- full of contradictions - the traditional with the modern and its version of capitalism communism never ceases to amaze me. I have friends who have lived in China for years and still can't get over the country and what it can offer if you strike the right note there.
I am going to help you experience the exquisite highs of China (and try very hard not to give you any lows). I will be recommending places in Beijing to visit... read more