A continental shift, and all the mixed emotions that come with it.Read More
A two week wait for a ferry that never came.Read More
Misfortune was overdue. That doesn't mean it's welcome.
During my tour of Ishkashim, my guide takes me to the edge of my comfort zone.
Having committed to visiting Afghanistan, I take my first tentative steps.
From Osh, Kyrgyzstan over the world’s second highest border, to Tajikistan’s Pamir.
Birthdays, bureaucracy, and politics in Central Asia's heartland metropolises.
24 hours in a surveillance state
Through the Russianized towns, subzero temperatures and sandy deserts of Mongolia's far west.
Sometimes, a place just feels right.
After a busy couple of days in UB, I succumb to a wretched illness.
Navigating the local trains from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar.
Walls keep people out. They lock people in, too.
A backbreaking commute and banal shopping expedition in BeijingRead More
From Kunming to Xi’an, through the swollen heartland of Modern ChinaRead More
Oh! The banality of travel mishaps.Read More
In Dimaluo, I discover a town burdened by change.Read More
Even at the valley’s end, modern China has arrived.Read More
From Dali, I tack west towards the Nujiang, and begin a glacial commute north along China’s last major wild river.Read More
Disappointed by the Disney-fied Dali, I resolve to head west, towards the unknown.Read More