London love

The capital of England and the United Kingdom is one of the most visited cities in the world. And there are reasons for that. Being objective, it has so much to see and do, and so much Western and Eastern world contemporary history has happened through London, that it is hard to imagine the planet […]

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City of London

The City of London is the historic centre, where the roman´s settled in the 1st Century AD, and is currently the central business district. It is widely referred to as “the City”, capitalizing City to differentiate it from London as a Metropolis, and is one of the World´s biggest financial hubs. The following are some […]

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Getting, moving around and staying in London

Getting to London London has 6 international airports serving the city: London City, Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and Southend. Depending on the airline you are travelling and your destination, the airport you will end up using. Most frequently used are Heathrow and Gatwick, for which I list details below. For the rest, click on the […]

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United Kingdom Introduction

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (yes, all of that is the official name) is the sovereign state formed by England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and some other small islands. While we normally refer as Britain, it is important to note that Britain is just the island that contains the first three countries […]

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Shanghai

Interested in futuristic cities? The definitely Shanghai should be on your list! A hectic city with plenty to see, it has become one of our top destinations in the world. Historically, Shanghai has been a main port in Asia due to a favourable location. In the 19th Century, Shanghai became the most important centre of […]

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Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan Garden is classical garden located in the Old City of Shanghai. It was built in the 15th Century by a government official of the Ming Dinasty. Yu in Chinese means pleasing and the garden was built for the official’s parents, the Pan family, in their old age. The gardens suffered damage during the 19th […]

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Xin Tian Di

A newly rebuilt urban attraction within Shanghai, Xin Tian Di is a fashionable pedestrian street that features a specific class of architecture called Shikumen. Shikumen is an architectural style that combines Western and Chinese elements. It first appeared in the mid 19th Century in the British Concession and quickly became popular throughout the city. They […]

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People’s Square

People’s Square is a large public square that houses many municipal buildings and which divides Nanjing Road in East and West. The place doesn’t really say much, but it is more than likely that you’ll pass by this place during your visit to Shanghai. Some of the things you will see around the square. People’s […]

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Jade Buddha Temple

This temple is probably not a must-see in Shanghai, but if you have the time and want to see some religious culture, then this is a nice option. The building itself is quite beautiful, with yellow walls and wooden gates. After seeing many Buddhist temples across China, this doesn’t seem to be so interesting. But […]

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