A cafe in Budapest, aka the Paris of the East. Picture: Alamy

How Hainan became the Hawaii of the East – and other such nicknames explained

Kabul was once dubbed the Paris of the East, as was Shanghai, but the Chinese city also went by another name – Whore of the Orient. Read on to find out the stories behind the nicknames

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A cafe in Budapest, aka the Paris of the East. Picture: Alamy
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