Rice Terraces in the south of China

The 10 Most Interesting Modern Buildings in China

The Middle Kingdom is known for its accomplishments in architecture: a remarkable and endlessly winding wall of stone, majestic palaces and temples of vibrant colors and intricate detailing. However, China’s high-tech structures have been featured...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

Off the beaten path in Shimen County

Shimen (石门) County of Changde (常德) prefecture in Hunan province — On a trip through Hunan to learn home-style recipes, the train from Changsha passes flooded rice fields gridding the landscape. A mixture of earthen homes and...
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A camel resting in the Gobi Desert

Portrait of an LBX: the Post-Journey Interview

It’s been almost a year since we first spoke with Portrait of an LBX bikers and writers Andy Keller and Evan Villarrubia. We caught up with them this week to talk about their reflections on...
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Man enjoying his tea

The Hypocrisy of Tourism?

Clean technology, sustainable tourism. They go hand-in-hand in China, right? Not so, says Hunan province’s Zhang Yue, or “Chairman Zhang” – the founder and chairman of innovative, clean-tech Broad Air Conditioning and accompanying utopian Broad...
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