About 3 weeks ago I created a thread in this Community Discussion section titled, "Would You Get Up & Fly Away?" Well, it turns out I did and am now in the city of Xingtai in the heart of China. The trip is going quite well, with every new day presenting something new. I live in a nice house with a few others and we've just gotten internet a few days ago. Getting internet was a big deal for us foreigners and the locals living here, considering we saw workers literally digging up trenches to get the internet cable from a nearby school rerouted to our house, in this developing city. The house that we're staying at itself is quite new, only having been completed less than 3 months ago...with the 3rd floor still being built! But here's the deal. 1. I obviously can't access FaceBook or YouTube, alongside other sites such as Twitter, Hulu & NetFlix..oh, and the Mac App Store. I've heard VPN's are the way to go, and i'd even be willing to pay if thats what it came down to, though of course i'd prefer to keep the price as low as possible. Of all the sites I mentioned, FaceBook would be the most important, considering an array of folks' back home want to see photos and my overall progress here in China. That's my first hurdle I need to somehow overcome. 2. Secondly, I need to jailbreak my iPod Touch. The day of my flight to China back on 3/1, I accidentally pushed Restore in iTunes and my iPod Touch completely erased and I did not have time to rejailbreak it back in the states considering I had to catch the flight in a matter of minutes. On my Mac, the one I'm currently typing on has GreenPois0n, and have managed to get the green Loader app on my iPod, though have never been successful in downloading the Cydia app from within. In order words, I don't have Cydia and feel like i'm one step away from getting it. I've Googled "RedSn0w" in hopes of being able to download it but it seems that website is blocked as well here. Overall, most of the internet I know of back home is non-existent here. Gmail and any of Google's services take multiple attempts to get into...so i've had to stop using my FireFox Gmail Offline services and use Apple's native Mail app...which I enjoy using, and am sure will become my permanent home when Lion comes out this summer. But I don't want to digress... 1. I need to access FaceBook and YouTube (I have a ton of videos I'd love to upload and send back home) 2. Perhaps more importantly, I need to JB my iPod Touch. I"m not sure why when in the "Loader" app on my iPod Touch Cydia doesn't download...i've tried and tried with no success, which leads to believe (and hope) that RedSn0w will work...or if there is a manual method of installing Cydia to my iPod Touch when the iPod is connected directly to my Mac? Community, thank you for taking the few minutes you did to read this thread.