Comparing The Cities Of Shanghai, Kosice, And Merced

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When most people think of China the first thing that comes to their mind is most likely The Great Wall of China. On the other hand, when they think of California, they probably imagine gorgeous beaches filled with tan, beautiful girls. Slovakia will probably still bring to their mind some old communist cities with nothing to do or see. However, all of these countries have more than that to offer and are fascinating and pleasing in their own way. Shanghai in China, Merced in California, and Kosice in Slovakia are genuinely unique cities, but all three have different city life, weather, and food.

The City of Shanghai in China is one of the oldest world civilizations and offers a variety of attractions, dazzling weather, and great food. Shanghai is a really modern city with tall buildings and large mansions. The most famous is The Bund, a congregated set of 52 buildings of various architectural styles such as Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Beaux-Arts, and Art Deco. Whether strolling on the Bund to feel the active modern atmosphere or taking a boat ride to appreciate the modernization of this once-downtrodden city, everything is attractive to tourists. The weather in Shanghai is a temperate climate with distinct seasons and plenty of rainfall and sunshine. When the spring comes, the public gardens are filled with a wild assortment of flowers that dazzle the eyes with their bright colors. In the early morning, smelling the fragrance of flowers, hearing the birds singing, and watching elderly folks go through their morning exercises like Tai Chi and Chi Gong is something that cannot be described in words. The Shanghai summer is hot and humid, and the winter shares the temperate climate. Shanghai is a gourmet kingdom with a world of foods. Expect the local restaurants to carry salty chicken, dried duck, fried prawns, eel paste, duck soup, and other exotic dishes unheard of by many. However, that does not mean that Shanghai has only Chinese cuisine. There are restaurants in the city that offer delicious food from almost every country. Even the snacks are varied. There are lots choices like steamed buns, spare rib rice cake, and crab shell cake. Unlike Shanghai in China, Merced has its own uniqueness.

Merced in California is a small town south of San Francisco, which is known for crop plantations, hot climate, and a special appetizer. Merced is a small community town with nothing spectacular to see, but it is surrounded by beautiful country sides with continuous farms that stretch as far as the eye can see. Twenty miles in any direction of Merced is nothing but cattle farms and flat open land, which makes you feel like you are in the wild west. Merced is located in the Central Valley of California and that makes it have dry heat. Temperatures can soar up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, and a constant 80 to 90 degrees...

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