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Welcome to the Future, China

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photo by freshwater2006 / flickr
photo by freshwater2006 / flickr

During a presentation today, somewhere in Shanghai in a tall shiny building, a slide went up showing Shanghai’s PuDong skyline in 1990; green, flat, open space; and Pudong in 2014; packed with skyscaper after skyscraper, the new avatar of this megacity. ┬áIn 24 years it is almost unfathomable how much a place can change. It is pretty. It is cool. Is it good? Surely for somebody.… Read Full Text

CTRP Heads to China

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I love Shanghai by Sam Gao / flickr

Since it started some 14 years ago, this website has been a chronicle of some unforgettable journeys to various corners of the Earth. Being able to share observations and lessons learned has long been one of the pleasures of keeping this place running.

This week, another milestone in the adventure category: I’m off to Shanghai, China.

Shanghai, city of legend, city of the masses, this benchmark for both the past and present, and probably the future too.… Read Full Text

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CTRP472 Shelby Earl Live at Studiobar

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CTRP471 Learning Russia from the Inside

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