I was in Shanghai for 2 and a half weeks. My first Sunday I spent on The Shanghai Classic Tour.
My guide Stella was very knowledgeable and new all the crooks and nooks in Shanghai. I was an only participant and Stella was very flexible to my interests. We went to all the major spots as well as little known streets. We went to see the rich areas and the poor areas, the backstreets full of different smells and exotic wares! Stella described for me the cultural way of life of Chinese people, she explained the significance of buildings and temples, of the way Chinese people perceive life and the way it must be balanced. She did all this within the context of the places we visited. It was a incredible ride.
All my friends told me how dangerous it was to ride the streets of Shanghai and that I was crazy. But they were very wrong. My guide was an expert in cruising and I just followed. The lay of the land is very flat and vehicles as well as moped were quite considerate to us. Not once I came close to fearing a collision! It was an easy enjoyable ride.
Stella is also a very good photographer and have now an amazing collection of pictures that she took and send me to share with my family and friends.
I'm going back for business again to Shanghai and hope will ride in the Suzhou area with her again!