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15 Shanghai pickpocket hotspots—and how to defend against thieves

15 Shanghai pickpocket hotspots—and how to defend against thieves

A Chinese local imparts his wisdom about which areas of Shanghai are most prone to pickpockets with Shanghai’s 15 Pickpocket Hotspots.  Shanghai is undoubtedly one of the safest-feeling megacities on the planet, but that doesn’t mean you won’t get robbed. As many-a-foreigner (and local) can tell you, there are pickpockets all over the place. How...

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China’s World Heritage Sites: Beijing, from the Forbidden City to the Great Wall

China’s World Heritage Sites: Beijing, from the Forbidden City to the Great Wall

spectacular natural scenery to historic (and prehistoric) wonders going back to the Middle Pleistocene. In this four-part series, we explore the best of China, starting with Beijing’s World Heritage Sites. We’ll follow up with China’s holy mountains, historical sites beyond Beijing, and the best of China’s natural parks and scenery. Stonehenge, Egypt’s pyramids at Giza, Easter Island… all have...