With its skyscrapers, trendy shops, tangled traffic, and teeming bazaars, dynamic Shanghai is a blend of the modern and the traditional. Visit Shanghai’s main shopping areas, Nanjing Donglu and Yuyan Bazaar, as well as its many markets that offer everything from Mao memorabilia, to flowers and birds. Shanghai Museum is a treasure trove of antiquities, while modern-day Buddhism is on display at the Jade Buddhist Temple. Another rich cultural tradition is the juggling, tumbling, and flying Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe. But, you have not really seen Shanghai until you gaze upon its dazzling electric nighttime sky from aboard a boat.
Rajasthan, the largest state in India, beckons with its irresistible lure of brilliant colors, scorching days, ghostly twilights, and the fiery spirit of its people. Rudy shows you how to navigate the controlled chaos of Jaipur, the “Pink City,” and visits its most famous landmark – the Palace of the Winds.Watch Now >>
In Istanbul’s Spice Market, persimmons are split open to reveal their insides that resemble melting rubies. Brown-gold paprika is carefully molded into the shape of a pyramid. Cinnamon, cumin, ginger, and cardamom infuse the air with the fragrance of the East.Watch Now >>