Yeah I can read.... at a 1st/2nd grade level :-P It's the websites that get me. Google translate can also read to you now which is nice :-P
Getting around places isn't too much trouble. I just have to spend a little more effort ahead of time preparing. (Checking it out on the map and making sure I know the characters of my destination at least somewhat) I've actually been biking around the city quite a bit during this trip.