I fly to Changsha from the US next week. I have never been, do not speak the language, and am traveling solo. I am going for business, and to also see the sights/tourism. It would be great if someone could help answer some questions.
When I arrive is it safe to take taxis, or should I try and arrange transportation in advance? If so, how? Will the language barrier be a big problem? I am staying at the Four Points by Sheraton Changsha, Meixi Lake. Is that area safe to walk around in?
I am conducting business for two days, and also three days tourism. I would like to hire an interpreter/guide, but am not sure how much it would cost, and want to make sure they are trustworthy. How would I go about that?
I have a business visa. When I submitted for my visa I gave an itinerary that said I was staying to only on hotel, but I would like to change it so I stay at a different hotel for a few days. Is that a problem?
Any help along these topics would be greatly appreciated.