Yesterday, we as a group went on a very scenic boat ride, tea ceremony, and celebrated Vincent's 21st in Shanghai!
The boat ride was very similar to one's we have ridden before, but it was much more scenic to me compared to previous rides. It was also fun to see people wave back at us, as I haven't seen this before as some of the group members previously tried beforehand to get waves back from other riders.
After the beautiful boat ride, we head to a place where tea is grown. The most amazing thing I learned from tea is how it has anti-oxidization and cleaning abilities, as it was demonstrated that it can clean white rice which was tainted with iodine (black). As of now, I have been a tea drinker and will always be a tea drinker. Stop drinking coffee everyone!!!
After the tea tour, we head off on our three hour journey to Shanghai. I have never seen a city so busy in my life. As Dr. Li said he didn't enjoy Shanghai, I would probably enjoy it if I was rolling in the money. Hopefully if we shop again, Joe and Dr. Li informed some of us that if we ask for the more inexpensive items, we will be taken to the back, where the items are of very similar quality, but for a lower price.
As we get to Shanghai, it is very pretty. The rain made the weather tolerable for me, and the buildings in this city are gigantic. The night life in Shanghai is definitely big here too, as me and Vince are trying to prepare for a night in honor of his birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN SHANGHAI VINCE!!!