Hello, all. Allow me to introduce myself. I am a Canadian male, 28 years of age that lives for adventure and I will be traveling to Shanghai alone and my stay is for 31 days. I will spend 7 days in Beijing as I will be taking the train that way to see the great wall of China and to explore and learn more about Chinese culture. In this 31 day span I am flying out to Tokyo Japan for 8 days as well.
I am curious as to how I can meet other tourists on my stay or events that I should perhaps take part of. I am really looking forward to Chinese new year in Shanghai and I am in the process of learning Mandarin. Is it safe to walk alone at night? I also want to go to a social Hostel with other travelers as well, so advice on that would be appreciated. What should I be ready for and if you have any advice on Beijing or Tokyo that would help as well :D