One hundred and fifty days. It’s a big number, to be sure. Put another way, it’s five months. When you say it out loud—as I have over the last few days in idle hostel chit-chat—it sounds rather impressive.
Travelling in China isn’t easy. The English-language infrastructure is growing, but the majority of Western tourists still travel on organized tours. However, even with a tour leader to guide the way, there are some little things you can do to make your trip a bit easier.