Nicole Scott travels to Shanghai, China and shows up what she keeps in her bag to stay connected while traveling in a country that sometimes doesn’t make it that easy to stay connected. She also dives into which VPNs she used to get around the Great Firewall in China. It’s always changing, so to be sure you can get online be sure to prepare a few.
So what was in her bag? Well for starters, the Lenovo Yoga 13 Ultrabook running a Core i7 processor, a Padfone Infinity and the 10″ Tablet Station, a knock off iPhone 5, a 4500mAp portable charger by Ankar and of course all of my camera equipment.
On my way back to Taiwan, I actually got stranded in China with all my gear and my Ultrabook failed me. Basically, it was a question of a missing gadget! So what was missing? Well it was the USB to Ethernet because surprisingly they only had ethernet and the wifi required a Chinese mobile phone number to gain access.
Check out my video below to see in much greater detail everything that I packed with me to keep me connected while in China. Oh! And China just updated their firewall, so if you’re traveling there you may want to see what is working and what isn’t right now. My advice is to check the comments of this article and the video since things are always changing. StrongVPN is the most reliable in my books, but it’s not free!