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The Bund  
   

The Bund

One of the most curious things I've seen yet -- the four birds are each positioned at the corners of this platform, watching the waters. Every now and then, one of them swoops quite slowly, hovers just over the water, and then picks up a surprisingly large-sized fish. It seems the birds have come to some sort of truce or arrangement with regards to this piece of prime real estate.
Shanghai (6-12 Jul 15)

July 10th 2015
And with a quick hop and a step (on the high speed rail again) and less than an hour later, I had arrived at my intended final destination of the China leg of my trip - at the iconic eastern coastal port city of Shanghai. Given it's impossibly high skyscrapers these days jostling for real estate with colonial era-like buildings along the Bund, thinking of Shanghai as being just like any other ... read more
Asia » China » Shanghai » Huangpu

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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