Asia

World Discoverer ship wreck

Shipwrecked: MS World Discoverer Cruise Ship

Hidden in a remote bay of the Solomon Islands, the beached wreck of the German-built Liberian Cruise ship MS World Discoverer slowly rusts. Built...

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...

The Island Shaped Like a Battleship: Hashima

Populated from 1887 to 1974, Hashima was originally purchased by Mitsubishi to be run as a coal mining facility. Just off the coast of...

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...
Ryugyong Hotel

Hotel that took 25 Years to Build: The Ryugyong

North Korea has not historically been known for progress or leading the world in anything. In the mid-1980s they wanted to change that perception...
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...