Before moving here, I lived in the Middle East, and traveled extensively in the developing world. Leave the walled, guarded compound once in a while.
In that time, I’ve seen several patterns in the questions that people ask. In fact, I’m a big believer in that old cliche, “There is no such thing as a stupid question”. John Miele is a Citizen of the World, having spent time in many locations around the globe.
Despite being China's most outwardly modern city, there is history at every turn, from the ancient Jing'an Temple to the vast People's Square.
It’s the most happening of cities, a place where over 200 languages are spoken and millions flock each year to see its world-famous sights. The crowded streets of Manhattan are the stuff of legend.
The pretty French Concession, with its walled villas and cafes, retains a Parisian charm, while the spectacular riverside Bund, with its old banks and trading posts, offers views across the water to the high rises of Pudong in the east.