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