Hi Ladies and Gentlemen, Well here is the story, my husband has to go to Suzhou, China for his work - end of Oct. I'm thinking of going with him with our son 3 1/2 yr. and possibly my sister (we are working on the visa and passport stuff). My questions are a little all over the place. We looked at the travel books, searched online, but still a little lost. The books are great to highlight the attractions, etc. but I need a true to life account. First, has anyone been to China, in particular the Suzhou/Shanghi area and what are we to expect in terms of: cost, food, ease of getting around? Is China/Suzhou area a place/area that I could go around with my son myself if my sister can't go with us? Are the people friendly, do many speak english? What is the average cost per day without hotel (food, attractions, water, etc.) since my husbands company will be picking up the all his costs. What is public transporation like? Anyone been to the Great Wall? What to expect in that region??? ANY information you can give would be SO helpful!!!!