Traveling to China - Beijing
While Shanghai is considered a boomtown and the economic center of China, Beijing is the cultural and political capital, despite which it undergoes changes just as quickly as Shanghai. Often the appearance of an entire neighborhood can change within a short time. With the awarding of the Olympic Games to Beijing, this process will continue to accelerate.
It's fascinating to experience the juxtaposition of the dynamic economy with three thousand years of history in such a small space, even though someone who visits this city regularly may view such changes with nostalgia and long for "his" Beijing, the one he remembers from his first trip to China. It's yet another reason to travel to Beijing sooner rather than later.