Situated on the banks of the Yangtze River delta in East China, Shanghai is the largest city in China, and the seventh largest in the world. In the past twenty years, an extraordinary transformation has taken place there.
There is much to be found in Kyoto. Rudy presents the concept of wab-sabi, the uniquely Japanese art of finding beauty in everyday life. Visit a 15th-century Zen garden, and Philosopher’s Walk, the most popular place to take in spring flowers.
Rudy’s got a case of the “Blues” as he takes a Blue Cruise along the dazzling Turquoise Coast to discover enchanting Greek and Roman ruins. Step back in time to explore the ancient towns of Ephesus, Antalya, Myra, and Dalyan that dot the Turkish coast.
Only 3% of the world’s population lived in cities in the 1800s. That number will swell to 70% by 2050. Cities in Asia underwent rapid growth in the past century, and “Four Great Cities of Asia” examines the remarkable evolution of the mega-city.