The Shanghai Bund (外滩; pinyin: wai4tan1) is the equivalent of your city’s esplanade, boardwalk or embankment. This was where China’s financial centre was born more than a century ago and it still maintains its allure. By walking along the Bund, you can appreciate Shanghai’s historic colonial and contemporary architecture at the same time.
One hour. That was all the time I had to venture beyond the conference venue and explore Beijing. The backpacker in me found it difficult to accept the reality of business travel. Luckily for me, the Old Summer Palace (圆明园; Yuánmíngyuán) was a brief taxi ride from my hotel. Since I’d visited the other major attractions on […]