Bitches on a Budget says: Get Yer A$$ to China

Culture | by Sascha Matuszak
Posted: October 25th, 2010 | Updated: October 29th, 2010 | Comments
Bitches on a budget Bitches on a Budget is a platform author Rosalyn Hoffman uses to drop all the valuable insights and knowledge she's gained through years of travel in a voice normally reserved for a gangsta rap single. Hoffman has been in and out of China for years and in her latest book, also called Bitches on a Budget, she urges everyone to "get your sense of adventure on" and take that A$$ to China. Below an excerpt from her China Travel Journal:
There’s something for everyone in Shanghai. Shopping, food, history, art—and millions and millions and millions of people, whom you should join in promenading on the banks of the river. You’ll find no greater spectacle—East-meets-West-meets-past-meets-future—than a nighttime stroll by the water with the people of this extraordinary city. On one side of the Huangpo River in Shanghai, imagine Fritz Lange’s 1927 film Metropolis, a vision of the future city with stunning skyscrapers, odd shapes and fantastic looks, on steroids. Think a little more than a decade ago this was just a rice paddy.  On the other side of this deep, muddy and winding waterway imagine an elegant pre-war European style boulevard with stately architecture reflecting Romanesque, Gothic, Beaux Art and stunning Art Deco buildings magnificently preserved.   Hard to believe that this boulevard known as “the Bund” a little over 100 years ago was a settlement governed by European powers on Sovereign Chinese soil. Harder still to believe, that unlike so much in China, this was spared the ravages of the Cultural Revolutions (xie xie Zhou En Lai).
For more info on how a bitch can get more bang for her buck, visit Hoffman's blog, Bitches on a Budget.
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