A little of an early start to get our flight out of Beijing, but it did mean that we were in our hotel in Shanghai by early afternoon, giving everyone a chance to walk around the area at Nan Jin Lu and the Bund. Some of us wanted to make sure that Daniel was able to get to the SWFC observatory, and you really can look down from the floor to the building below! Our intro to Shanghai included the alumni dinner at the Seagull Palace Restaurant, including the chance to meet up with lots of alumni.
Include in your comments today some of your final impressions of Beijing and add your initial comparison of Beijing and Shanghai. On to phase 2 of our trip!