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Travel Report: The Pudong Skyline, Shanghai.

March 2019. Throw out a quick Google search on the world’s top cityscapes and there’s nearly always a spot for the amazing Pudong Skyline Shanghai. Pudong means East of the river and in this case China’s most famous row of skyscrapers sits snugly on the eastern bank of The Huangpu River. It’s best viewed from the […]

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Travel Report: Waibaidu Bridge, Shanghai.

March 2019. Located at the confluence of Suzhou Creek and the Huangpu River, Waibaidu Bridge Shanghai looks like a modest little structure at first glance. But what it may lack in length and height, it certainly makes up for with huge historical and cultural significance. You can find it at the northern end of The […]

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Travel Report: Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre.

March 2019. I’ve always been fascinated by the powers of propaganda art. From Uncle Sam and The Soviets to The Nazis and The Vietnamese, it just blows my mind to think how a single image with a catchy slogan could hold such huge influence over millions of people. So when I heard about Shanghai Propaganda Poster […]

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Travel Report: Rain Room – Yuz Museum, Shanghai.

March 2019. “Have you heard about Rain Room?” my colleague Lena asked me back in Ruian a few days before my Shanghai trip. Hmm, I had not heard of Rain Room. “What’s the deal?” When she explained the concept to me I found myself so fascinated I made sure to pencil in a visit to the city’s […]

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Travel Report: Paul Draper Live In Shanghai.

March 2019. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that Paul Draper was coming to China! I mean, really? It wasn’t a difficult decision to grab a ticket. After all, they were highly affordable and Shanghai was just a four-hour train ride from little old Ruian. Finally, I’d found the excuse I needed to revisit […]

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Travel Report: Shanghai French Concession Part II.

Want to get the full picture? Before reading this why not start with my article: Shanghai French Concession Part I. March 2019. It was late afternoon in the French Concession Shanghai and I’d been exploring pretty much the whole day. My legs were so tired at this point, hence it was a happy coincidence that […]

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Travel Report: Shanghai French Concession Part I.

March 2019. If I had to pick my favourite Shanghai day it would definitely be the hours I spent mooching around the city’s French Concession district. A million miles away from the teeming masses of The Bund, Shanghai’s French Concession is a sleepy network of tree-lined streets and flowery alleyways. Moreover, the neighbourhood is packed with […]

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Travel Report: Shanghai 1933 Slaughterhouse.

March 2019. When I was compiling my potential hit list of Shanghai sights, I wanted to seek out some truly unique city spots. You know, the kind of stuff that gets the people saying WTF! And boy oh boy did I find just that in the form of Shanghai 1933 Slaughterhouse! Looming large over a quiet […]

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Travel Report: Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum.

March 2019. I’ve got a great trivia question for you. Back in 1937 when the Nazi Party had begun their relentless persecution of the Jews, which city became the only world metropolis to accept Jewish people fleeing from the horrors of The Holocaust? As you’ve almost certainly figured out from the name of this article, […]

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