Frank offered to show us one of Shanghai’s hidden gems. Who could refuse an offer like that? So we jumped on the subway and made our way a short way across town. We exited the subway onto a broad commercial boulevard and the anywhere nature of our surrounds led me to question whether we had got off at the wrong stop, but just ten minutes down the road we found the Qibao Ancient Town.
A week in Shanghai was a fitting end to our six-month expedition; we were there for New Year and it was a great time to visit. We were left in awe of the sprawling metropolis, Shanghai is very much the archetype city of the new China.