From “The Grand Tour,” Evan Osnos’s wonderful piece about a Chinese tour group’s trip through Europe, from last spring’s New Yorker Travel Issue. The story works on two levels, with deep insights about that Great Inescapable 21st-Century Topic (i.e., the Inevitable Rise of 21st-Century China) woven into a hilarious travelogue (Oh, those wacky Chinese — so different than we…).
More from “The Grand Tour”
Promotional text for the observation deck at the World Financial Center, from the “Shanghai Visitor’s Kit.”
Yesterday I went to the Bund, Shanghai’s most famous — and photogenic — spot, and took a few hundred photos. Here are a few of ‘em.
The view across the river, of Pudong’s skyline, is pretty good.
…and it gets even better when the sun goes down.
Other people like to take pictures on the Bund, too.
Seems appropriate that the longest Christmas dessert of all time should be Made in China.
BTW, 888 meters is more than half a mile. How is that only the longest yule-log cake of all time??