We took the fastboat back to the mainland, followed by a two hour drive to Shanghai. Once in Shanghai we met up with some other friends at dinner, Susan Zhang and her husband David. I met Susan in the summer of 2007 when she taught an immersion class in Chinese language in Redding. Afterwards we took a stroll on the Bund and also in a shopping area.
Shanghai's crowds, traffic and lights were the total opposite of what we had experienced during the two weeks in remote mountainous areas of China but we enjoyed it just the same and it was nice to be able to finish the trip just the way we started - with friends.
Top Right: Right to Left: Hannah and Michel Czehatowski, Susan Zhang and her husband David.
Top Left: View across the river from the Bund.
Bottom Right: On the Bund. The skyscraper on the opposite side is like a huge television screen with commercials played out on the building.
Bottom Left: Mark Van Loan in a Shanghai shopping district.