There's something peaceful about the desert, a place that appears so timeless, but is constantly reforming itself. Perhaps it is this sense of disquiet continuity that draws humans into this inhospitable landscape, and which has featured so prominently in the work of travel writers such as Sanmao（三毛）.
You've seen the sights, now look at the pieces.
A jungle tamed, a future ignited.
In modern China, explosive growth is the macrocosm, but what of the fate of individual neighbourhoods, destined for posterity?
New Year in a pair of ancient, Silk Road cities...
Nanjing, the "southern capital", and one of the biggest "what-ifs” of Chinese history...
Where the maritime silk road ended, adventure begins...
When someone sneezes in Vietnam, you respond with "cơm muối", or "rice and salt", because ultimately, that's all you need for a good life.
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?
Cát Bà island, a natural wonder and man-made dichotomy. Is it possible to still find secret places in such a rapidly developing space?