Petra Shepard in Monte Alban in Oaxaca, Mexico.
A photo of Petra Shepard
About the author: I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. I’ve been traveling the world since 1999, through 90 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications.