1. Keeping my privates private
Public bathrooms are very different in China. Moving there, I knew squat toilets predominated, and I knew Man / Woman (男/女) restrooms were not uncommon. I was surprised to find out, however, that in many places the stalls separating the porcelain holes in the floor are doorless dividers about the height of a five year old. I made this estimate against the group of giggling girls, I guessed to be about six years old, who trailed me into a restroom in an outlying area of Xiāntáo, where discernibly few foreigners are seen.