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I'm keen to sample Neil Perry's Business Class menu. He is sitting two rows ahead of me so it seems rude not to.
The old town is wonderful, the shopping excellent, and the city has a friendly, laid-back vibe and great street food.
China is as much old world as it is new. From Shanghai's skyscrapers bathed in neon, to grey-walled hutongs of Beijing, the terracotta warriors to the greatest wall of them all. While its man-made wonders are vast, its natural ones are also incredible; the karst cliffs of Yangshuo, the tiger leaping gorge, and its giant pandas. And don't forget to dive into its unique and varied cuisine.