Kunshan is a city of 650,000 that is 90 km Northwest of Shanghai in between Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hangzhou. A number of Taiwanese companies have set up their Chinese operations here and most of the industries here produce high value electronics and mechanical products.
I attended the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) trade show in Las Vegas last month. We stayed in a suite high above City Center in the Vdara hotel. The suite was certainly larger than my house and was fully equipped with a full kitchen, luxurious bathroom with separate shower and bath tub, washer/dryer and multiple flat screen TV's. We had a corner room so we had a panoramic view of both the strip and of the mountains to the East.
The annual Travel Adventure show probably travels to a city near you. We didn't know what to expect. We thought we might find some good vacation ideas and get some ideas on how to travel better. The weekend show featured lectures by travel bloggers and authors and they even had camel rides, FYI-camels smell, although they are cute. They also didn't look very happy walking around in a small circle with humans on their backs. They did have a stage with international dance and music performances and they had cooking demonstrations to showcase different ethnic foods. We had free tickets otherwise we would not have gone. I can't imagine paying $15 to attend this show. I did get to try out one of those self inflating "taco" loungers and we watched a dedicated group of women perform Persian dances.
If you have the opportunity to visit Shanghai or Suzhou and you have some time, you should visit some of the ancient water towns that are around 1-2 hours east of downtown Shanghai. Here you will get a glimpse of how rural China was during ancient times. Some of these water towns have been around since the Ming dynasty. I visited Zhouzhuang and Xitang water cities. While they are a bit touristy they still offer a unique glimpse into China's history.