United States: 1 Million Celebrants to Pack New York City’s Times Square!

First hand account of New Year's Eve in Times Square - is it really as much fun as it looks on TV? And an informative infographic of how the celebration got started in 1904 and how it has evolved over the years.

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Shanghai Heritage: the Bund Defined

Shanghai's iconic waterfront boulevard with those imposing stone edifices housing banks, corporate headquarters, and a handful of municipal offices, is called the Bund. I was never quite sure how to pronounce the word bund. Was that “u” a long “u” as in “rude” or a short “u” as in “bus”? As it turns out, it …