There is an area north of Guiyang’s central Nanming that is markedly different from the rest of the city. The colours are brighter; blues, yellows and oranges splatter the buildings. It smells exotic; the spices are particularized. Unusual sounds can be heard -- the hum is different -- the energy too [...]
I was to embark on China’s longest rail route. The journey itself takes 36 hours and covers a massive 1,346 miles. Beginning in Beijing’s wealthy northeast, it rattles west across the belly of China toward T1b*t, and finally lurches south, chugging steadily to the sub tropics of Kunming, Yunnan (the province that boarders Laos, Vietnam and Burma). Guiyang, my destination, was the last major city before Kunming [...]
On the night of March 25th skywalker Vitaly Raskalov, photographer Vadim Mahorov, and a team of companions slipped past the security at Giza, just outside of Cairo and scaled the restricted walls of the Great pyramid of Khufu. They photo documented their ascent to the summit and less than 24 hours later Mahorov's photographs had gone viral [...]
"Are you alright Miss? You look like you've seen the wild-man!"
I jumped at suddenly being brought back to my senses. The heritage worker looked at me with a mixture of amusement and concern.
"Its just you've been up here for a long while, and the rest of your party is waiting in the gift shop" [...]