I am having a good time here dispite the above examples of how I have been treated. I am the tourist here. While the language barrier is really tough it is also kind of nice. Plenty of people have been nice and helpful. I think that the train and subway system is exceptionally confusing and not in the least bit helpful to travellers like myself but! But go. Go and experience this land and its differences. I am willing to bet that you will have a good time too.
PS- this is being done on my phone and I am missing so much stuff, so wait like 3 weeks for a proper post!