I leave for China on May 15th with my school. Here are some of the things we will be doing: Beijing: Tiannmen Square/forbidden city Chinese history museum Chinese aerobics show Great Wall Ming Tombs Friendship hospital Beihai park Summer Palace China Custom Square Gofu show Haven temple Chinese art street Hutong Tour Chinese opera Taichi lesion Beijing zoo Xian: Provincial museum Tang Dinesty dancing show Terracotta Warriors horses museum Huaqing Hot springs Banpo Neolithic Village City Wall Shanghai: Boat tour in Huangpu River Zhouzhuang village (East Venice) Oriental Pearl Tower Shanghai Museum Yu Yuan Garden Fudan University Nanjing Road What can I expect from these places? Anything I should know before I go? Whats the weather like there during May? How about money and banks? How much should be sufficient (its a two week trip) What should I buy as gifts/souvenirs? Any foods/drinks I should try? What is the food like in China? I know its not like the US. Also what about power adaptors? I am 99% sure I will be bringing my powerbook what adaptors do I need? Also Im flying Air China, whats that airline like? Does any know if they have those power outlets in the armrests? Anyone use the Kensington Travel Adapter? What about the Kensington Airline in-seat power cord? Also how good are those zip-cord things? I think Ill get an Ethernet one to connect in hotels/dorms. Also I need something to charge my digital camera batteries (Nikon 8800) Also cell phones, since I have verizon (CDMA) it wont work in China. What is the best way to call home? Did anyone use verizon service for traveling (GSM)? Also on a side note I dont think a 1GB card will be enough? I currently have a lexar professional 80x card (compacted flash) Is their anything better? Do you think I should get another 1 GB card or get a 2GB and get rid of 1GB card I have now? Any other tips or suggestions?