Trans-Siberian Railway Guide
       
     
 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. 
       
     
Trans-Siberian Railway Guide
       
     
Trans-Siberian Railway Guide

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. 
       
     

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. 
       
     

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. 
       
     

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.
       
     

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. 
       
     

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. 
       
     

Seeking out heritage hotel rooms (as always). Harbin's Modern Hotel hasn't changed much since the 1930s.