Time seems to move a little slower in the former French Concession. While the twisting alleyways of Shanghai’s older neighborhoods have a chaotic charm and the skyscrapers of Pudong present a spotless vision of modernity, the breezy, tree-shaded avenues of what was once the French Concession inspire lingering strolls in search of preserved mansions, one-of-a-kind shops, and, most importantly, delicious food.
A preserved french concession building
“I’ve lived in the same old-school compound for around eight years now, and I still love it,” says Jake Newby, a longtime Shanghai expat and the former editor of Time Out Shanghai. “For quality of life and character, it’s easily one of the best areas in the city.”
For a certain type of traveler, hitting up every monument on the UNESCO World Heritage Listis their ultimate conquest. What better way to gain an understanding of the world than to experience the very best natural and manmade wonders it has to offer?
If you're thinking of checking a few of these culturally significant spectacles off your list, why start with the touristy entries? Beyond the Taj Mahal and Angkor Wat, there's a wealth of mind-blowing spectacles that deserve a closer look — even if it means you'll have to trek to the corners of the Earth to see them. Ahead, we've rounded up five such destinations that truly are bucket-list worthy.
When it comes to outdoor parties, one UK-based company definitely knows how to beat hot summer days by serving bubbly in the coolest way possible.
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Summer's favorite flavor now has a whole menu devoted to it.
The legendary Rainbow Room, set on the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, is offering a Rosé Bar Pop-Up for four nights this July. Beginning July 14, guests can snack on rosé-inspired treats like a champagne donut bouquet served with rosé sorbet, champagne icing, gold dust, and cotton candy ($15, above) while they sip watermelon rosé sangria ($15).
The Frisky Oyster is another special, featuring six raw oysters topped with rosé granita, candied grapefruit, and pink peppercorn (market price). Six rosé wines will also be available, of course, alongside rosé cocktails, cider, and champagne.
Of late, we’ve been bombarded with news of travel bans, laptop bans, and State Department warnings regarding travel to the Middle East. So why are more Americans choosing to travel there? In the last year alone, Intrepid Travel has seen a 70 percent growth in U.S. bookings to Egypt, Israel, and Jordan, leading the company to double down on 2017 departures. Now offering over 45 itineraries across the Middle East—including Oman and the Palestinian territories—Intrepid is just one of many companies hoping to dispel popular cultural bias, ultimately changing the conversation from that of fear to understanding.