Shanghai is getting excited about the upcoming World Expo. There are new parks with beautiful landscaping, spruced-up buildings, & extended metro lines all over the city. The city is definitely a-buzz.
In the Travel Club class that I teach, of course we talk about places other than Shanghai or even China - we're traveling, you see. The other day we were talking about Paris - Paris has this, Paris has that. One student in a fit of hometown pride said, "Yeah, but we have Hai Bao!"