Asia

Thames Town China

Thames Town: an English Town in China

You're not far from Shanghai, yet the spire of the Victorian revival church in front of you casts its shadow across a medieval town...
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Over 200 Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

As of mid-2011, Mount Everest has claimed the lives of over 216 known mountain climbers. The area above 26,000 feet is called "the Death...

Mid-century Legend: Hotel Okura Tokyo

Over the last century architectural design in Tokyo has been in a constant state of metamorphosis. A stroll through the country’s largest city confirms...

The Disappearing Aral Sea

Over one hundred ships are mysteriously abandoned in this desert in central Asia. You rub your eyes, but it's not an optical illusion; no...
Derinkuyu Underground City Anatolia Turkey

Derinkuyu & The Underground Cities of Cappadocia

In 1963, a man in the Nevşehir Province of Turkey knocked down a wall of his home. Behind it, he discovered a mysterious room....

Turkmenistan’s Door to Hell

Turkmenistan is seventy percent desert – the Karakum Desert, to be exact. The nation is divided into five provinces, the second largest being the...