Thanks Val. It's true what you say about setting up an Alipay account. I have done this on my computer using a passport, but doing this on my mobile is proving a little more difficult (partly because I forgot to change region and therefore need to put in a Chinese ID which I obviously don't have).

I want to use the taxi services such as Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache, but it's proving rather difficult for me to do this. If anyone has any tips for me please leave a comment and let me know how I can resolve this situation.