Shanghai is truly an International city, in the sense that you can be here and feel like you haven't left the US as they have all the comforts you've grown accustomed to in America (most of the area has signs in English and many people speak English). On top of that, Shanghai is absolutley beautiful and very modern, the architecture here is stunning!
Saturday we left the big city and ventured out to the more rural areas. I guess this is when I felt like I definitely wasn't back home anymore. Everything was smaller, more modest and very simple.
Funny though, one area we drove through for a stop had it's own city built around a fine garment factory. I didn't know it was a factory at first because it was so beautiful, I decided to take a picture in front of it. Totally doesn't look like a factory right?!?
Then, on our drive we had to stop at a rest area to use the bathroom. This is when I REALLY had a 'WHOA we're not in Kansas anymore' moment, I had to use this toilet?!?! It was very strange, I felt like they should have put instructions on the stall wall!
The next day we had a free work schedule and got to go shopping!!! Shopping was fun and challenging, considering the language barrier and currency exchange. Later in the day we spent time with a business partner and got to see views of The Bund from their office (which was in a pretty prime location in Shanghai).
After that we enjoyed a glass of wine and watched the sunset. The lights at night were beautiful!