Shanghai offers the traveler as much as any world-class destination, if not a bit more. You'll find old, traditional architecture, coexisting with futuristic skyscrapers, all lit by bright neon lights. It take time to take in everything Shanghai has to offer. Those who enjoy a more picturesque side of sightseeing, will probably go for a gondola ride through a water village, but for city lovers, shopping and partying come first. One of my favorite moments in Shanghai was the attending the art classes at Sip 'n Paint - an interesting concept, combining an art studio and wine bar. The venue offers sangria, Rhône Valley wines, as well as Bordeaux and Veneto selections. There are several painting parties each month, painting classes and other surprises. Another memorable moment was the Shanghai Huangpu River Cruise (Shanghai Pujiang Youlan) which offers the best way to see both old and new Shanghai - ancient and colonial buildings of the west side of Shanghai and new futuristic skyscrapers on the east.