On our last day in Shanghai we all decided to go roam the street at the People's Square. We took the metro for the first time. It wasn't what I expected at all. I thought it would be dirty and grimy with a lot of people and much crime. There was none of that. It was easy to understand and to get around. We were able to find our way around all by ourselves, and that in itself is a major accomplishment in a foreign city where none of us spoke the native language.