I lived in Wuhan for three years, which some might say was arguably three years too long.
The good news, though, is that it isn't all bad.
Wuhan is a big city and, of course, the capital of Hubei Province. It was formed out of three separate cities - Hankou (modern, CBD style area), Wuchang (universities) and Hanyang (industry).
First things first, Wuhan is NOT a particularly pretty place to look at. To say the least. It's a vast, Mega City Four style sprawl which would have many people running back to the airport quicker than you can say "Fan qie chao jidan".
It has relatively little open space or parks, the only park of note being Zhongshan park, and even that is nothing to write home about, although then again I come from London which, if nothing else, has some of the best parks on the planet.
Wuhan's food is pretty good though. First up are the ubiquitous 're gan mian' which you will find on practically every street corner, first-rate noodles made with zhi ma jiang (sesame seed sauce/chinese tahini). They are an absolute snip at 1.5 RMB, and constitute, in my humble opinion, possibly the greatest meal you could have anywhere in the world for 10p. Wuhan also has very very very good hot pot restaurants. I don't really need to recommend a particular one, as all of the ones I attended were very good indeed, compared to the mediocre ones here in Dalian.
Generally, there's plenty of good sichuan and hunan food available in Wuhan, so if you like it hot, you're in the right place!
Next up, Wuhan's expat/social scene is small but actually quite decent.
The main bar is the Blue Sky Cafe, which is always good on a Friday/Saturday night and you get all kinds of genres of people in there, from the groovy-funky engineer-expat types to ESLers. I also heard that the VOX bar is excellent, but when that had opened, it was post-baby so I never got round to going.
In Hankou centre there's also an excellent Warner Brothers cinema which shows new releases in English, with Chinese subtitles, which is nice. The standard is as good as or better than a western cinema, tickets 40 RMB.
The main 'get away from it all' place is East Lake (although even that is only mildly get-away-from-it-allish). Quite pleasant in the summer to head down there and rent a boat and paddle out into the lake. There's also a weird island in the centre of the lake with camels and rope bridges and huts which cheating couples can rent out for two hours to bonk in.
Taxis are pretty cheap in Wuhan; they start at 3 RMB. The buses are 1.2 RMB and are only worth getting if you're really trying to save/have a chinese wife who wants to save every penny ever (
) as they are like rickety old sardine cans.
"Walking Street" in the centre (near that aforementioned cinema) is pretty impressive, it resembles, pretty much, the sort of pedestrianised shopping area you would find in any western city.
There's also a very good Thai restarant on Walking Street, Golden Elephant.
Many people come to Wuhan to study Chinese - the Universities around the East Lake area have heaps of foreigners studying the language, and it's known as one of the best places for this.
I would also have to recommend a restaurant called the Greenery, it's just off Hong Shan square in Wuchang and it has quite reasonable western food for quite low prices.
If you're after nature, I would definitely NOT recommend Wuhan - you will find it like hell. But if you want a big quite exciting city, then I probably would.