I'm Peter Jacobsen and it will be my pleasure to show you the 'real' Shanghai.


I first came to Shanghai in 1988 as a young traveler and I have been living here since 1996.


My fascination with and interest in Shanghai and China has never stopped. It took me a long time to figure out what China and its people are all about, but I've gotten it down pretty well by now.


Over the years, I have shown this wonderful city to a host of visitors, including students and faculty Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, State University of New York, UC San Diego, Oxford University, Colgate University in addition to visitors from all over the world. 


When I'm not walking around Shanghai's streets , I like to go bicycle touring in the region. In the winter of 2010 /11 I rode my bike from Shanghai to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and two years later, I rode 5000 km from South West China's Kunming through Laos and Thailand down to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.