Recently I met with Alex from Yana Adventures to discuss the possibilities offering Quintet guests some interesting day-tours that would give them a better sense of the city’s sights, sounds and smells. Since we are already located in the French Concession, where people can roam about relatively easily on their own, she recommended a walking tour around the north Suzhou Creek area, a lesser-explored but interesting neighborhood.
The tour guide is the long-time Shanghai resident Mr. Chong, a retired cabby who has lived in the city for most of his life. Mr. Chong will show you around his own neighborhood, where you’ll stroll through bustling markets and laundry-strung Shanghai alleys, as well as discover historical landmarks and hidden gems. Being a veteran dancer himself, Mr. Chong will also take you to an old-school neighborhood dance hall; you can watch couples waltzing and fox-trotting between one another or even show off a few moves of your own To get a feel for what local life is like in Shanghai, visit Mr Chong’s home and hear the family’s stories from the past and present. He’s aided by a translator to round out the tour.
Starting in September, Mr. Chong’s tour will be offered every Thursday morning (9:30am – 12:30pm) and Saturday morning (9:30am – 12:30pm) and afternoon (1pm – 4pm). The tour is 250RMB per person and requires a minimum of 4 people.
If you’re interested in joining the tour, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us all the dates/times you can consider. If your group has less than 4 people, Quintet will try to match you up with other guests who are also interested in the same dates/times.