Ningbo is a coastal town about two hours from Shanghai by high-speed rail. There is a lot to do, both in terms of highbrow activities like visiting museums, and social activities like going to gym and expat bars with trivia nights. The area is mountainous and fun to explore, and many Educational Ambassadors have enjoyed simply hopping on the bus and seeing where it takes them. If you like seafood, you'll love Ningbo cuisine. Ningbo does suffer from both air and water pollution, although it isn't terrible by Chinese standards.