Leaving Tianjin was hard for a lot us, but it made it easier knowing we still had Shanghai to visit on the trip. After a few pit stops, some of which were awesome, we have finally made it to Shanghai. Although I was finishing my book, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, on the way in it was hard not to notice the massive city scape of Shanghai. With a massive industrial atmosphere, comes the downside of that development. Shanghai is probably the most noticeably smoggy city we have visited. Despite the smog is was still an awesome site to see.
We did not have planned activities for our first night in Shanghai, except for a group dinner. The dinner was not just a "dinner," but also had a performance by some the staff; there was dancers, musicians, etc. The dinner was anything but bland, and represents the glamour of the rest of Shanghai. The one thing Shanghai is not is modest; the skyscrapers have lights blazing through the sky, as if the giant skyscrapers needed any light for recognition. The city of Shanghai is truly a site to see.