We made our second trip to China during the summer vacation of our first year working at Chosun University, and it was a very different experience from the first trip. That was a 5-day package tour, and though we had a good time, we didn't much enjoy the whole herded-like-cattle aspect of the trip. So for this trip, we just bought a round-trip Seoul-Shanghai ticket, borrowed a guidebook (thanks Kent!), and fended for ourselves for about 10 days. The strategy is frustrating at times but ultimately much more rewarding. We wound up spending time in three cities, and all the pictures and stories are avalable on these pages. Click on a city below to start the tour.

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