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In Other Media: May-August 2019

Where else I’ve been these past few months.

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ASTORIA, New York- While I’ve been deep down inside of some film projects over the past couple of months, I have been able to write a few articles and make a handful of appearances in other media.


My stream of articles hasn’t ground down to a halt but it has definitely slowed down a little over the past few months. My usual pace of publication is five to ten articles per month published in big media … these days I’m hardly over a one story per month pace.

The story that I’m most proud of this time around is a feature that I did for the Guardian as a part of their Cities from Scratch series called Should we build cities from scratch?

Beyond this, I did two stories for Forbes — one looking at why China has so many empty museums (which brought in over 40,000 views) and another about Russia finally starting to build their portion of the China-Western Europe highway, which will be one of the longest roads on earth when completed — and a story for Roca Gallery about the rise of poverty tourism.

I need to up my pace of publication throughout the rest of the year.

Interviews / Mentions

I was interviewed for a BBC radio documentary about the city of Lanzhou on the New Silk Road, an article for the Guardian ab out new cities, an in-depth feature on the G erman publication Spektrum about new cities, as well as an article for the Finnish publication Helsingin Hanomat about trans-Eurasian rail.

In Finnish media.

A VICE HBO episode that I was consulted for aired recently:

A hip hop video that I shot, edited, and colored was also published this month:


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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. has written 3691 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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