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Walking along Nanjing Road in Shanghai is a reminder of what defines modern China, with consumerism bombarding you with messages from all directions. And indeed, it is a guilty pleasure.
Xi’an’s bird market is a great place to stock up on goods from China; everything from the different varietals of oolong and green teas to the gnarled walnuts that are a favorite of locals.
The Big Goose Pagoda is also an example of how the old in China segues into the modern, and is worth a few hours if you travel to Xi'an.
If you want a real slice of modern Chinese life in Xi'an, visit the megamalls that dot this city of 8.3 million.
Foreign influences aside, the Bund offers an incredibly eclectic collection of architecture, and is a visual reminder of how Shanghai’s global status rivals other great cities.
Built by famed Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró, the construction of Casapueblo took almost four decades and is a highlight of visiting the Punta del Este area.
The grounds of the Great Mosque date back to the 8th century, when Islam first arrived in China, are worth a visit while you visit Xi'an's Muslim district.
Unfortunately for Louise Linton's future career prospects, the reception of her self-published book about a voluntourism stint in Zambia did not go well. Critics accused of her of describing a crassly fictionalized version of life in sub-Saharan Africa.
The local government has done a spectacular job of restoring what is now a 14km (8.75 miles) perimeter that defines Xi’an’s city center, and the best way to enjoy them is by bicycling around them.
Rediscovered only 40 years ago, this underground army of life-size soldiers and horses near Xi'an is an absolute stunner.
Xi’an is so full of history that it is easy to spend a week here—I could not see enough of it during my five days in this city of 8.3 million. Whether you are a scholar of Chinese history and ...
Xi'an's Muslim District is a must if you travel to see the city known more for its nearby iconic terracotta warriors.