Just got back from Shanghai. I'll post a few pictures as soon as I fix my phone.
Not too much travel coming up....maybe a Mexico trip around Christmas. We'll see.
If you are planning a trip to China, I preferred Beijing to Shanghai. Why? Shanghai is a newer city that has been influenced by western culture for over a century. This is reflected in the architecture and food around the city. Beijing has much more older sites and sounds, such as the Summer Palace, Forbidden City, etc etc. They are both great for a visit for their own reasons but if I was only going once and had to choose I would go with Beijing.
Next time I go back I would to go to the southern areas and really explore the landscape.