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First visit to China


Sydney Paulden reports on 10 days in Shanghai

After decades of travelling to about 100 countries, I have just made my first visit to China. It was an experience I would not have missed for all the tea . . My wife, Sharon, and I spent ten days in the Shanghai area. First impressions are worth recording, I believe, because they instantly contrast with whatever preconceptions you have had. They are a turning point in your attitude to a country and a nation.

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