Forming this idea in my mind, get a ticket London to Hong Kong and a return Shanghai with a certain amount of time to get to the airport in Shanghai to catch the plane back.
What I would like to know is are there Hostels in towns/citys to stay in? Are the people hostile towards foreigners? What kind of transport will I need to use? Hitchike? Bike? How expensive is money over there (if you get me lol) and how much time do you think I will need to travel across the east coast? Also any comments regarding the political situation or how you fared on similar adventures would be great.
Answer or comment on any of the above and you will make me smile and more enlightened on my approach to such endeavors