No matter where I travel, I would visit the bookstore there. So I visited the biggest bookstore in Shanghai in my conference trip there and as usual, I visited the travel book section first.
The first book I picked up, among many books in the same category, reads “Beijing : The Travel Guide”. And I flipped to one chapter and it starts with “Dear sir and madam, in front of you is the Great Chinese Wall …”.
Ooops … believe it or not, this is a book for travel guides. A “reference” book for this group of “professionals” such that they can study / memorise the history and stories.