In the second of our series of twin-city bouts, we pitched Shanghai against London in a price war. With Bill Nahill representing Shanghai and Will Peach for London, we asked our contenders to document exactly how much a weekend in each city costs.
Two cities divided by one continent – for the first of our Shanghai vs. series, Shanghai steps into the ring with Turkey’s cultural and historic capital, Istanbul. First twinned in 1989, these sister cities are the economic powerhouses of their respective countries. But how does life in these urban metropolises compare for those on the ground? Nichali Ciaccio steps into the ring to defend Istanbul’s reputation as we compare and contrast it with Stephen Wright’s Shanghai.