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Explorer’s Scrapbook: Shanghai

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Shanghai

Shanghai is a vibrant city by day, but at night it’s incredible. I’ve never seen such a skyline … Didiet Ardananto Night Audit Officer ms Rotterdam

Touring the Summer Palace and Great Wall of China

Touring the Summer Palace and Great Wall of China

There is no way to describe China briefly. We visited Dalian, Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen, all of which are now unbelievably modern cities. China has changed dramatically since I was first here in the mid 80s. While the tourist attractions are still a high point, the new parts of China are becoming equally as interesting….   read more of “Touring the Summer…”

Sights and Lights of Shanghai

Sights and Lights of Shanghai

Shanghai’s skyline is the most amazing one I’ve seen. I live in Chicago and I am always thrilled with our skyline but the drama of Shanghai’s surpasses ours by far. Even Hong Kong these days falls behind Shanghai and I always considered Hong Kong as being number one. It’s a vibrant, high fashion city that…   read more of “Sights and Lights…”

A Visit to Xiamen, China

A Visit to Xiamen, China

Xiamen was a new city for me and it was interesting to see … It’s a large commercial city with a lot of traffic. We visited Gu Lang Yu Island, a resort spot for the Chinese, a lovely temple that they are adding on and enjoyed yet another multi-course meal at the Marine Hotel. It…   read more of “A Visit to Xiamen,…”