After two days in Shanghai, I asked members of the Rochester Oratorio Society and their family members,
"What's the difference between Beijing and Shanghai?"
"[Shanghai] is a little more sophisticated and a little more grungy, altogether." - Jackie
"First, Shanghai's more cosmopolitan, don't you think? People dress in a more stylish way. And the other thing is this: it's WAY hotter. It feels like a sauna and a steam bath in the sun."
"To me, the most exciting thing is seeing what's been done in the last seven years in Beijing, getting ready for the Olympics. It's gleaming! The excitement, the feel. How proud the Chinese are. To be here right now, in this moment, while this is happening, whoa! But the food might be better in Shanghai." - Gerry