The Golden Necklace
As many might know that I am a big fan of Herge’s Tintin and his adventures. And I remember reading in amazement his adventures in China and especially at the Shanghai International Settlement in “The Blue Lotus”. His fight against the opium mafia and villain Mitsuhirato had the 10 year Raj engrossed for hours and bought the 30 year Raj to Shanghai.
Might not have had similar adventures as the intrepid Tintin but that doesnt stop me from naming this post in Herge’s signature style.
Shanghai might be one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world but one of the most charming parts of this very 21st century city is its 19th century Bund and the colonial buildings of the previous International Settlement.