Wow Shanghai is so different then what I read and saw on the internet prior to the trip. It really is like New York City or more like Mexico City minus the clothes everywhere hanging out to dry. John, our tour guide, joked with us that the clothes were the national flag for the country of Shanghai. Shanghai is a city under change, large skyscraper are replacing the small tong communities, but we found a beautiful temple and Gardens in the heart of the city. A quiet and peaceful oasis in the middle of chaos. Shanghai has more English speaking people then Beijing did. We ventured out to a convenience store and a chinese women walked in to purchase something and asked us if we needed help with anything. We got that time and time again in Shanghai.