Articles Tagged ‘Shanghai’

Postcard Perfect: T’ai-Chi on the Bund – Shanghai, China

Postcard Perfect: T’ai-Chi on the Bund – Shanghai, China March 16, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
The Bund refers to a portion of Shanghai’s waterfront that runs along the banks of the Huangpu River. The 52 building and many wharves in this area are some of the most beloved tourist spots in Shanghai, and it’s easy to see why. Art Deco, Gothic, and Romanesque architecture make for beautiful...

China Subway Takes Commute From Boring to Kick-Ass

China Subway Takes Commute From Boring to Kick-Ass August 22, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
If you or somebody you know has ever been waiting for the evening train home for more than, say, ten minutes, you’ve probably been stricken by a condition that affects millions of commuters every day: boredom. Symptoms of boredom include an urge to pace back and forth, a blank, glassy stare, and...

9 Miniature Versions of Real Places

9 Miniature Versions of Real Places August 18, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Plane tickets, neck roll, passports and visas — wow, what a hassle! There’s got to be a better way! Are you wary of trying new things? Had enough of learning local customs, tasting scary delicacies, and dealing with just plain unfamiliar smells? Sick and tired of not being understood when...

Work On New $3.7 Billion Disney Theme Park in Shanghai Has Begun

Work On New $3.7 Billion Disney Theme Park in Shanghai Has Begun April 27, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
California, Florida, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, and now, mainland China. In a southeastern suburb of Shanghai, work has started on the sixth international Disney theme park. This one will have the largest Magic Kingdom of them all, according to the Daily Mail. It’s estimated that the park will cost...

Kind of Cute, Kind of Creepy: 5 Semi-Disturbing Doll Collections

Kind of Cute, Kind of Creepy: 5 Semi-Disturbing Doll Collections November 6, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Dolls have been around since there have been people. Though humans have been collecting dolls for millennia (fun/creepy fact! The Egyptians buried dolls with their owners in their tombs), some modern doll collections are less fun-for-all-ages and more, dare we say, uncomfortable. Whether they sprang...

Robots, Eggs, and a Pineapple: 11 Modern Buildings in Asia

Robots, Eggs, and a Pineapple: 11 Modern Buildings in Asia May 15, 2010 | Featured | Read More
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a…performing arts center? Between the high-tech architectural wonders of the 21st century and the post-modern gems of decades past, Asia has more than its fair share of spectacular modern design. Innovative structures that combine the best of art...

Travel Like a Local: Wine in NYC, Massages in Thailand, Graveyard Tourism in Lyon

Travel Like a Local: Wine in NYC, Massages in Thailand, Graveyard Tourism in Lyon May 14, 2010 | Local Insight | Read More
Are you a morbid traveler? Wanna know what a Tonga is, other than a kitschy bar in the Bay Area? Looking for some Kosher wine tonight? Don’t worry, our Local Experts around the world have got you covered, from Lyon to New Delhi and beyond. Local Expert Emma in Lyon Captivating, creepy or a just...

Shanghai World Expo Premiere: What to Expect

Shanghai World Expo Premiere: What to Expect April 30, 2010 | Around the World, Shanghai | Read More
The Shanghai 2010 World Expo started today and is one of the most exciting World Expos to date, as well as the largest and the one with the most anticipated attendees! With a lot to prove, Shanghai has pulled out all the stops on their “Better City: Better Life” campaign to make Shanghai glisten...

China Lifts HIV/AIDS Entry Ban For Foreign Travelers

China Lifts HIV/AIDS Entry Ban For Foreign Travelers April 30, 2010 | Shanghai, Travel News | Read More
For 20 years the Chinese government banned foreigners with HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and leprosy from entering the country.  China is now lifting its entry ban according to state-run news agency Xinhua.  “Restricting foreigners with these diseases from entering the country...

Travel Like a Local: Scandinavian Soot, Rocking Out in Beijing, Obama the Turtle in Florida

Travel Like a Local: Scandinavian Soot, Rocking Out in Beijing, Obama the Turtle in Florida April 23, 2010 | Talk Like a Local | Read More
Wondering what’s going down in Vegas? Perplexed about the rock scene in Beijing? Dying to know about Georgia’s wine industry? Our team around the world has got you covered! Local Expert Lottie in Hawaii “The ideal pirate will be between 18-60 years of age, with noticeably unusual...