Unlike Poland, where you can easily install your Polish SIM card on a drug dealer cell phone and get on with your life just fine, in China you're gonna want a top-of-the-line smart phone with a long battery life because if there's one thing you need to adjust to life in China, it's your phone.
I didn't really know what to expect coming into China. People will tell you so many different contradictory things--half of them vague observations, half of them lazy racist stereotypes. I've been here for almost a month now, and I'm still not quite sure what to make of it.
Nothing makes you realize the weird quirks of your own culture quite like a country where you all speak the same language, yet somehow don't.
The more you travel, the more friends you have in more places (high or low is irrelevant for this conversation). The more you travel, the more you realize nothing and no one exists alone.
When you already speak a second language, like I do, and you've spoken it for a long-ass time, like I have, you forget how difficult it is to learn a new language.