Shanghai here we come. My husband and I will arrive in Shanghai in June and have a whole week. We wonder if we should hire a guide. We have seen some ads for student guides with a very wide range of prices and are a bit nervous about the language barrier and spending too much time trying to get from 1 place to another and making ourselves understood. Also if anyone has some good itineraries for interesting day trips. We are fascinated by the water towns and wonder which of these is the most interesting and possible to get to using public transport or is it better to book these as organised tours.