This summer I'll be going to Shanghai and Beijing for 2 months. I've never been there, so I would greatly appreciate any advice, tips, etc. The more "insider" the better, of course . I'll be spending most of my time in Shanghai and then travel somehow to Beijing. Most importantly: I am looking for a nice place to stay in Shanghai, maybe rent something. Does anybody know anybody in Shanghai, who could give me some advice? It is really hard to organize stuff like that without knowing anybody there.