I have finally left the city of Beijing! Kristy, Ariel and I came back from Shanghai yesterday. We got there by plane and came back on the most comfortable Z train.
I learned how to say thank you in Shanghainese. It is sia-ya-nong! or 下牙农！呵呵：）
here are some pictures...
huge rat lanterns in a place called Yuyuan near old Shanghai street （上海老街）
one of many small drawings of insects at the shanghai art museum 上海美术馆
The Chinese use the peace sign when taking pictures, but they mean it as a 'V' for victory!