I am writing this short guide to friends who are going to U.S. for the first time. What I did in the last few years is a little bit different. I used to introduce Shanghai to first time visitors from foreign countries. To be honest, most of the articles answer questions I received from email, from my foriegn friends. For other topics, I just imagine what people may encounter, since I don’t have first hand experience about how the life of a foreigner looks like. What a pitty. For example, I totally have no idea about hotel information since I never stayed in any hotel in Shanghai.
For this short guide, it is more practical. They are problems I encountered myself and the solution I found out. (So don’t expect it to be the most accurate and perfect solution).
I am going to complete it in the next three months, with 5 to 10 articles. This is not my style though. I was not good at planning, or strategy in business term. I am practicing now. :-)
Here are the table of content.
- U.S. Visa Application (suggested by DC)
- Flight from Shanghai to U.S.
- What to Bring with You.
- The Airports (both in Shanghai and in San Francisco).
- Transportation without Renting cars.
- Renting a Car in U.S. with Chinese Driver’s License
- What to Buy, Where to Buy and What to Bring Back to China
- Food (suggested by Carroll)
The …’s are place holders. Let me know what questions you have. I won’t have complete answer to everything, just my very limited travel experience (6 times?) to the west coast of U.S.
Many topics were covered before. If so, I directly link to that entry. If I don’t have it already, I write it later.