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.

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 …

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