I am considering the China Explored trip in Sept/Oct 2002 because I'm dying to see the Yangtze River before it's flooded. I know summer would be miserably hot and humid. What's the weather like in the fall?
My brother lived in a remote part of China a few years ago and said I should get vaccinated (for ?) so I'm less likely to get sick if I'm going to be eating/living more like a local than a tourist. Is he just being an overprotective brother?
Also, I'm not squeamish about most bugs, mice, etc. but I do have a problem with large cockroaches invading my bed or shower. Do I have to worry about that? Just want to know if I need to bring my can of bug spray.
I would love to hear about the good (and bad?) from anyone who has taken this trip. Don't worry - you won't deter me with stories of bugs or other nasties, but I just want to know what to expect.