China is not an easy country to travel. It’s not just because of its size and population density, which are already sufficient reason in itself; but also because of the language barrier, social customs (the Chinese are very yours), cleanliness levels, pollution, public consideration, respect traffic rules, insufficient or inadequate transport networks in some areas, strange foods and so on. During the two years I spent in China I have known lovers and detractors of the great Asian power. I personally suffer a dichotomy love-hate for this country.
The best way out of doubts about China is to go there and live it in first person, but if you have the opportunity or not you decide to do this, read this first. As there are many documents where you can find out about their cultural, monumental or gastronomic delights, besides a thousand tips to have a blast, I’ll give you advice (humorously) about what NOT to do in China ever again.