In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die.
While the ancient wonders of the world are indeed spectacular, this most recent millennium also has its fair share of jaw-dropping testaments to political, religious or simple human greatness. Here's our list of the most staggering structures hatched from the human imagination.
We arrived in Beijing and were quickly enveloped by the haze of fog-smog that the city is known for. This wasn't all bad though. The fog-smog made everything look good through our lenses and it also created an atmospheric, almost eerie vibe.
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While most attention is being directed at China's rapid modernization as symbolized by the glittering metropolis of Shanghai, China is still an ancient nation, replete with incredible historic treasures and stunning landscapes. Here are the 10 most stunning places you can't miss/
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A disorienting staircase with no railings winds up the castle's main tower before stopping abruptly at a wall near the top.
She pressed the back of her hand to her forehead, feigned collapsing on the ground and then looked up, smiling. She spoke in English. "I'm tired," she said.
How come we didn't realize just how much we would like this city that reminded us of a distant cousin of New York City? Shanghai is bold and gritty, gracious but tough, new and old, which are all key ingredients to making a place work.
If you go to Hong Kong and eat nothing but Chinese food, you are passing up a big bite of the scene. There is much more to the local cuisine than Peking duck and dim sum.
Can't decide whether you'd prefer old world or new world quarters? Don't get your chopsticks in too much of a tangle. This being China, the best Beijing hotels provide a yin and yang of amenities.
There is very little the average China expat enjoys more than complaining and on the top of our list of complaints is all the ways we think China has wronged us.
This summer, I had the priceless experience of living with a Chinese family and truly immersing myself in the local routine. As I immersed myself in Beijing, I experienced quite a few culture shocks.
China is a nation informed by archaic, and often perplexing, notions regarding race. A teeth cleansing product with a name that translates as "Black Man Toothpaste" -- complete with a smiling blackface caricature on the package -- is ubiquitous in Chinese shops.
The scale, the scope, the audacity: The Great Wall is an incredible feat of human will and irrationality.
China, for me, remains a contrast between the old and new. With so much growth so fast -- it reminded me of Chicago 50 years ago, but on steroids.