Let’s face it, 2020 has been the year that everything we thought we knew has been turned on its head. And that goes for travel as much as anything – most of us will have made plans that we’ve had to postpone or cancel entirely. But if there’s a silver lining to be seen, it has surely been the surge of interest in travel within China itself. Revisiting spots we haven’t been to for years and realizing that – wait, what? – they are truly awesome travel destinations, has given us a fresh perspective on what we have so close to home.
Pudong’s a funny old place, isn’t it? A dynamic, crucial cog in the world’s economy and home to that iconic skyline. Yet exploring the area’s neighborhoods rarely seems to be very rewarding. The acres of glassy office blocks and tourist-thronged viewing platforms just don’t do it for us and, to be honest, we’ve always felt that its reputation for being a bit, well, dull is rather accurate.