Sunday, May 22, 2011
One of the members on Couchsurfing posted that she would be hosting a free walking tour of Shanghai over the weekend. It sounded like a good way to meet some new people & get some exercise while I was at it, so I decided to join them.
The tour was led by three volunteers from Shanghai Impression, a local non-profit organization. According to the volunteers, the group's main mission is to help Shanghai visitors leave with a good impression of the city.
They took us to all the important sights near downtown, including the Grand Theater, Shanghai Museum & Xintiandi, telling us interesting stories along the way about each place.
At the end of the tour, they asked for suggestions for future tour routes. One person said she'd love to go on a tour of Shanghai street food. I seconded with a hearty "Hoorah!". Perhaps I can act as their consultant on the route planning.