My overall China experience was interesting, and I am glad I had the chance to visit both cities. The culture in Beijing was more reserved; however, in Shanghai, it was like walking on Fifth Avenue in New York City. I wasn’t expecting the welcome we received from the Chinese citizens; it was actually warming. In addition, I couldn’t believe how Americanized China is becoming. I think if we had a chance to visit the 2nd or 3rd tier cities, we could have experienced what China was really like 20 years ago.