Darkness on the Edge of Town: A Journey from the Beijing Suburbs to the Chinese Hinterland — Pt 2 of 2

Global anti-China sentiment is currently at its highest point since June 1989 when government-deployed troops opened fire on peaceful protestors in the nation’s capital. The Chinese government certainly has a lot to answer for but there is so much more to the country than what we read in the headlines of the international press. … More Darkness on the Edge of Town: A Journey from the Beijing Suburbs to the Chinese Hinterland — Pt 2 of 2

Darkness on the Edge of Town: A Journey from the Beijing Suburbs to the Chinese Hinterland – Pt 1 of 2

A burned-out expat joins a maverick Beijing businessman and his family on a New Year road trip through China’s industrial and agricultural heartland. … More Darkness on the Edge of Town: A Journey from the Beijing Suburbs to the Chinese Hinterland – Pt 1 of 2

The Wedding Guests Who Sailed The Red Sea

For about two weeks in October 2016 Dar es Salaam was overrun with pilgrims from the Dawoodi Bohra community. Some 30,000 of them (enough to populate a large town) had descended on the coastal city to listen to their religious leader, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, deliver a series of sermons to commemorate Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. … More The Wedding Guests Who Sailed The Red Sea