Danang Dreaming

July 17, 2018

A symbol of Danang: the bright reds blues and yellows of a paragliding wing drifting slowly in the light breeze across the sparkling azure sea, past the eyes of spaced-out holiday makers from Singapore or Seoul relaxing on endless golden beaches,  beyond the white transcendence of the giant Buddha on the headland, its jaunty grace Continue Reading

Tales of the Taliu

December 1, 2017

Lijiang is home to eleven ethnic groups, including well-known peoples such as the Naxi of Lijiang Old Town, and the matriarchal Mosuo of Lugu Lake, but in the course of researching our new book we also encountered several more obscure communities. One of the most intriguing was the Taliu, a minority branch of the Yi Continue Reading

A World of Ancient China Villages, Towns and Cities

August 2, 2016

Hidden away among high-rise apartment towers and busy highways, the past lives on in China’s ancient villages, towns and cities…which reflect China’s different regions,cultures and ethnicities. The development of high-speed rail has made it possible for tourists to explore this once mysteriouis China in a relatively short period of time. Ancient China Villages and Ancient China Continue Reading