SOUL-SEARCHING: MEETING WITH A SHAMAN IN GUIZHOU

8 -min. read Stanley Stewart describes his extraordinary encounter with a shaman in Guizhou: it appeared that ghost ducks and small spiders were on the soul revitalisation menu...

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WHY CHINESE MILLENNIALS ARE FLOCKING TO THE COUNTRYSIDE

3 -min. read The boom of Chinese farmhouses in countryside regions echoes a new societal phenomenon similar to the Brooklyn-isation of the Western World, as younger generations seek a different lifestyle away from the urban tempo.

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BEHIND THE WALLS OF THE FORBIDDEN CITY

6 -min. read Known to all as the Forbidden City, Beijing’s Imperial Palace is a place of secrets, lies and lacquered screens. Stanley Stewart delves into a history of excess, delivered by emperors, eunuchs and concubines.

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FOLLOW THE NEW SILK ROAD

6 -min. read Stanley Stewart follows in the footsteps of Marco Polo along Karakoram Highway, or the 'New Silk Road', and finds himself drunk on yak's milk at a traditional Kirghiz wedding.

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#IWEARCULTURE

6 -min. read Purposeful travel with a focus on finding true treasures is not only a trend, but a movement towards culturally responsible tourism and philanthropy.

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ARCADIAN AMBITION

6 -min. read Stanley Stewart traverses Mongolia in search of its nomadic soul, but discovers a journey of a different kind.

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THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT

6 -min. read Stanley Stewart takes us on a journey along the path of enlightenment to Jiuhuashan, one of China's four Buddhist holy mountains.

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