Travel tips: Suzhou

If you plan to go somewhere by a taxi, ask some hotel employee to write down the name of gardens you are going to visit in Chinese. Otherwise, you'll have almost no chances that cabman will understand you when tell it in English. Also you should have written down Chinese equivalent of «railway station», so that cabman understand where to take you in the evening.

If you are going to travel by a local train, say, Suzhou, ask someone in your hotel to write down «tickets with seat numbers» in Chinese, so that you can to show this piece of paper at the ticket-office. Otherwise, they can give you tickets without seat numbers indicated and you'll have to stand all the way, though the price is the same. If don’t do it, you just can not explain this in English at the ticket-office.

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