Terrence T. White
With more than 15 million citizens, Tianjin, a major port city in northeastern China, is a Beijing's gateway to the sea. It's also a Chinese city full of contrast, from European homes to modern skyscrapers.
Toulouse, France, is a city where you can explore 2,000 years of history, the place that came a long way from the capital of the Visigoths to the capital of the air and space industry.
With its eyes on peaceful French coastal towns and roots deep in the African ground, Oran in Algeria managed to put togeter Arabic culture, harsh reality of living on the edge of a desert, restless sea, and French architecture from 1940's.