Originally Posted by jonblarc7
I've been but can't really give any advice since I only stayed on night then flew out the next morning. I stayed at the Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel it was really nice with a cool bar. I took a cab from the airport to the hotel and tought I was going to die LOL. going the wrong way down the highway at about 60 to miss a trafic jam. I made the mistake of getting in the cab of a guy that just walked up and knew how to speak very little english. I should have just waited in line to get a cab. Just know that if they don't print out a reciet thier trying to scam you. Thats what they tried to do to me, They tried to charge triple of what it should cost by just telling me the price instead of running the meter. I acted like I didn't have that much cash and need to go in the hotel to get more and they finally left before the hotel reported them.
Thanks! Kinda figured big city scams would be all over the place. Looks like one of the guys going with has been off and on, so I should have a "guide". Still worried about fraud, theft, internet security.... I might do my web time from our office there securely remoted back to a machine in my local office, that way things are protected and my internet endpoint is in the US if I need to do online banking or anything like that.