Travel Brochures and Hotel Business Card
Pick your travel brochures from the hotel lobby and ask the receptionist to write the places you're interested to visit in Chinese characters. The translated brochures come in handy as you can show them to the cab driver. Here are useful brochures:Ten Leisurely Streets of Shanghai - Nanjing St (high-end shopping), Doulun st (modern art), Hengshan (for outdoor cafes and tree lined avenue like Ho Chi Minh), Old Shanghai St. (Yuyuan Bazaar), The Bund (Gothic and Baroque architectures)Feel Shanghai (acrobat show) Cab drivers do not leave unless they understand the place where you want to go and they even issue you receipts! Show your brochures with Chinese characters and pictures and off you go!