Want to take as little as possible with me - what is crucial to pack for a Western someone who will be living in a provided flat in the city of Qingdao ? (I read somewhere that bringing a good router is quite essential - any suggestions regarding which one? also, which provider allows you to facebook and internet with a minimum of censorship - is it possible to download torrents?) Should I bring heavy winter stuff (jackets and boots, mittens and scarves). Also, want to bring as much as possible teaching material - is just a pendrive a good idea? should I bring my printer? Is anyone banking with HSBC in Qingdao? - is this straight forward, i.e. open a personal current account and that's it? Opening an account with HSBC - does this mean I can just transfer my saved money over to an HSBC account in the UK? (or is it much better just to withdraw the cash and take home to deposit as I read some expats do?) Has anyone had good experiences with dentists, GPs, vets in Qingdao that they are willing to recommend? Where do you buy the bulk of your groceries in general and how much would you say one could count on spending for one per month? I know local expats will be a great source of information (and inspiration) but don't want to wait until I urgently need a dentist or vet before knowing where I could go... Any other useful tips for someone from the UK are greatly welcome!