Researching and writing the China side of the 2018 LP Trans-Siberian guide. This is me in a Datong home awaiting the wrecking ball.
Meeting one of the dozens of 4th-century Buddhas at Datong's Yungang Grottos.
Datong's ancient city walls, rebuilt in 2016. But looking rather magnificent.
Seeking out little visited Shanxi Great Wall for the guide, I found this wild west stretch that crosses a canyon.
On the hunt for Shanxi's finest 刀削面。We may have a winner here.
This iron bridge dates back to the era when Harbin was a city of Russian railway workers in the early 20th century.
Seeking out heritage hotel rooms (as always). Harbin's Modern Hotel hasn't changed much since the 1930s.