"As I was reading the second edition, I felt as if I was reliving my magical Asian adventure. The Herzbergs use wit, wisdom, and warmth in relaying essential China travel tips on etiquette, cultural history, and traveling frugally but in style." —Sally Starrfield, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, Duke University Talent Identification Program
"Thank goodness for Larry & Qin Herzberg! Their book was invaluable in helping me anticipate some of the more foreign aspects of traveling in China, not to mention that the book is hilarious! Travel groups could benefit from their expertise on surviving in China with grace and humor." —Susan Glassburn Larimer, China Travel Coordinator, Indiana University School of Social Work
Originally released in
time for the China Olympics, this little book immediately caught on with
first-time and seasoned travelers thanks to its compact format,
affordability, and reliable information delivered with savvy humor. The
authors have now improved their work with new sections on critical
issues like air travel and appropriate clothing, lots of data updates
and fresh recommendations, plus all-new photographs and captions to make
the book even more fun to browse.
Uniquely designed to address all the
travails of being a foreign tourist in China, it includes practical
checklists on transportation, lodging, walking, haggling, medical and
bathroom emergencies, etiquette, crowds, and learning the twin arts of
patience and persistence. Don't leave home for China without it!
Veteran travelers Qin and Larry Herzberg are Chinese language and culture professors at Calvin College in Michigan.