A Tale of Three Cities

Nanjing, the "southern capital", and one of the biggest "what-ifs” of Chinese history...

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All roads lead to…Quanzhou

Where the maritime silk road ended, adventure begins...

Laos through the looking-glass: Luang Prabang.

Luang Prabang, Laos, view of Nam Khan River

What did I expect, when I visited the former Kingdom of a Million Elephants, the hidden jewel of old Indochina? An alternate Vietnam, where elephant did indeed roam the streets? A “lesser” version of Thailand, without the trademark smiles and tourist services to match?