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.
Four hours. No more, and, thanks to Lux Express’s punctuality, no less. That’s all the time I had to visit Pärnu in winter (February 2017). Visiting a beach resort town in winter was probably one of the craziest things that I’ve done but I didn’t know if I was going to pass that way again. Hence, I […]
What I love about Helsinki is the ease with which one can navigate the city on foot. For the visitor who has seen all the must-sees (the two major cathedrals, the rock church, Suomenlinna, the railway station and the Sibelius monument), a relaxing walk among the city’s early modern architecture can be very enjoyable to […]
I’ve been to many places but few of them are picturesque in the way that Luang Prabang, Laos is. The dense surrounding forest and the absence of high-rise buildings couldn’t be more different from the urban sprawl of other Southeast Asian cities. I spent 5 days and 4 nights there in May 2017, a couple […]
There was one “mistake” I have no regrets making on my visit to Porvoo. As the bus that I took from Helsinki approached the city, I saw the street sign that pointed to ‘Vanha Porvoo’. It caused me to panic a little. Instead of taking the bus all the way to the terminal, I alighted at […]
Some of Latvia‘s most famous tourist attractions are linked to the legend of a young maiden known as the Rose of Turaida. More specifically, she is famous for the tragic way she died at the hands of a spurned admirer. You couldn’t read such violence to some liberal people today without a myriad of trigger […]