9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
My wife and I travelled independently through China from Beijing to Hong Kong over 6 weeks in 2008. Some months before we were due to leave I purchased this excellent book and, having studied it, I was able to chat basic things such as asking for directions, ordering food, train and bus tickets and even discussing music. This book is very affordable and well done. I was not able to say anything in Chinese before having this book but was able to easily travel in China. We met several western travellers in China who had not gone to the effort of learning Chinese and they really struggled - most Chinese can not speak English, particularly outside of the big cities. Thankyou.