The three things I didn't experience in China
More often than not, my idea of a holiday is to pick a place, read about it, make a comprehensive list of the places I would like to visit, plan everything beforehand and go have a gala time. This year, an unexpected vacation came my way in the form of a business trip to discover one of the most intriguing civilizations of the world, the Red Dragon of Asia - China.
From the Wall to the Warriors, snow-white mountain ranges to the vast landscapes of grasslands, China is packed with diverse, dumbfounding sights. The very vastness of this province makes it almost impossible to squeeze in a lot of destinations when you are on a short break. We settled on the metropolises of Shanghai and Beijing for our 4-day vacation, allocating two days for each of the cities. You could strike off a lot of attractions on your China bucket list by covering the places in and around Beijing and Shanghai. These two cities are undoubtedly the most visited cities in China, and there's a stark contrast in their charm and vibe.
While Shanghai is a contemporary, electrifying city sprouting at a nearly unparalleled rate, Beijing is the epitome of a city with the perfect blend of the ancient and the modern and home to the ancient relics, palaces, and temples of China's imperial past.