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Visiting Shanghai

If you want a glimpse of China's future, look no further than its commercial capital of Shanghai. Now enjoying the fruits of massive reconstruction that took place during the ’90s, Shanghai has ambitions of becoming the New York City of the East—and it just might, with world-class museums like the Shanghai Museum and historic garden spaces like the Yu Yuan Gardens. However, for all the skyscrapers, the city’s quixotic colonial roots can still be found along the beautiful Bund promenade.

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If you want a glimpse of China's future, look no further than its commercial capital of Shanghai. Now enjoying the fruits of massive reconstruction that took place during the ’90s, Shanghai has ambitions of becoming the New York City of the East—and it just might, with world-class museums like the Shanghai Museum and historic garden spaces like the Yu Yuan Gardens. However, for all the skyscrapers, the city’s quixotic colonial roots can still be found along the beautiful Bund promenade.

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Stories and Tips Shanghai

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It was green not peach!

Written by Praskipark on 29 Apr, 2013

By the end of the second day, last June, I had seen most of the sights in the Old Town of Shanghai but there was one building left I wanted to see, the Peach Garden Mosque. Obviously, with peach in the title I thought the…Read More


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The Real Shanghai

Written by Praskipark on 29 Nov, 2012

Many friends and colleagues had told me that Shanghai was the most European of all Chinese cities. This is very true but one part of the city that is still very traditional is the Old Town. The hotel we stayed in was situated on the…Read More


Tinklin' on JinLing

Written by Praskipark on 28 Nov, 2012

I have always had a fascination with maps since I was a teenager and still think they are far superior to any Sat Nav system but there are times when I just like to wander off. If I like the look of a certain street…Read More


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The best walk in Pudong

Written by Praskipark on 12 Oct, 2012

There is something fascinating about a big wide river separating two sides of a city. In Shanghai the River Huangpu is one of those rivers. Having walked along both sides of the river I think I prefer the eastern side with the Pudong skyline and…Read More


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Shanghai's outrageous skyline

Written by Praskipark on 11 Oct, 2012

After arriving at Pudong International Airport in a hot sweat I couldn't wait to get out into the open to see the skyline of Pudong. I had been told by a couple of friends that it wasn't the most beautiful area of Shanghai and to…Read More


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An evocative shopping experience in Yuyuan Bazaar

Written by Praskipark on 08 Aug, 2012

On our first night in Shanghai I remember sitting in the lounge of the hotel looking through huge windows at Chinese Ming rooftops. This was about 6pm and it was still light. Within a couple of hours the sky darkened and lots of jewelled lights…Read More


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A touch of futurism in Pudong

Written by Praskipark on 05 Jul, 2012

Having never travelled before to Shanghai I didn’t really have an image of Pudong International Airport in my head and no idea what the facilities were like. Taking into account the size of Shanghai and the land space I had an inkling that the airport…Read More


The Hot/Cold Divide

Written by TianjinPaul on 17 Aug, 2010

October 25th was always a happy day for the people of Hedong district in Tianjin. It was the day the heating for the whole district was turned on. Apparently – according to the local government - any day before that date is 'hot' and all…Read More


Danger on the Road

Written by TianjinPaul on 16 Aug, 2010

Stuck to the dashboard on the passenger side of every taxi in Shanghai was a sticker with a telephone number. This was the number passengers could call if they wanted to complain about their driver going too fast or taking a roundabout route to their…Read More


Drinks in Shangers ... Ouch!

Written by TianjinPaul on 16 Aug, 2010

If you have read any of my previous journals about the four years I spent living, working and traveling in China, you will probably have noticed that I like the occasional beer and have been known to frequent several bars around the Middle Kingdom. In…Read More


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