Hi everyone! I'm new to this site and I just want to say that this kind of forum is just what I've been looking for. Great initiative! So, I'm going to Shanghai this entire summer with only one goal; to improve my Chinese. I'm going to start off by attending a one-month conversational class and then one and a half month of... What? If you've been to Shanghai or China in general actually - please let me know what you found most amusing and language-improving. Is it possible to just go to cafe's and start talking to people?? Oh, by the way, my current level is upper intermediate. SHOOT!