A beautiful autumn day and my brother-in-law Joel and I needed something to do while our wives went shopping. Through Shane we booked the 4-hour Shanghai Insiders sidecar tour and it turned out to be the most interesting thing we did during our week-long holiday in China. Amazing!! What an absolute RUSH it was motoring through the scenic sidestreets, local markets, and city traffic of modern Shanghai. There are no adjectives that can adequately capture the thrill.
Drivers Sammy Florez and Xian Geng arrived at our hotel (Westin Bund Center) exactly on time and they were SUPER professional throughout the tour. They customized the tour to our interests, took us where we wanted to go, and we saw more of Shanghai than we could ever have imagined. Sammy's deep knowledge of the city's history and his obvious affection for its inhabitants provided a deep background to the tour. We were strangers touring in a strange land but Xiao Geng's presence and mellow demeanor made us feel safe and secure at every location along the route.
Taking the Shanghai Insiders sidecar tour -- it was so easy to book through Shane -- made Joel and I want to pull up our roots and move to Shanghai!! Don't miss it!!