Photos From The Road – The #DragonRoute Collection

By Abi King | Asia

May 08

The #DragonRoute ends – and the write-up begins

Images and whispers dance through my mind, my ears buzz from caffeine and my hard drive huffs and puffs at me as I force it through the photo backup marathon.

The #dragonroute is over, the laundry write-up begins.

Sleepless, and disoriented, I’m still at the stage where dreams are laced with memories and the less said about the pile of paperwork on my desk the better.

Jet lag and time zones. After all these years, you still get the better of me.

So, out of respect for you all, I’m going to step away from the keyboard until coherence wanders a little more in my direction.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the iPhone snapshots I took while on the road.

I’ll be back with some juicier words and photos once my circadian rhythms reset.

Until then, sleep well. Oh, and let me know what you want me to cover first. China, Vietnam or Burma/Myanmar? Or a mix of all three? The history, the people, the places? The food? Customs? Legends? Luxury?

Let me know in the comments…Cheers!



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Disclosure: The #DragonRoute project comes about thanks to Cathay Pacific UK, my “artistic sponsor” if you will. They fly to Vietnam, Burma/Myanmar, Hong Kong and mainland China.

What should I write-up first?


About the Author

Abigail King is a writer and photographer who swapped a career as a doctor for a life on the road. Now published by Lonely Planet, the BBC, CNN, National Geographic Traveler & more, she feels most at home experimenting here: covering unusual journeys, thoughtful travel and luxury on

Pauline May 8, 2013

LOVE the photos! I want to know about the legends – they always fascinate me!

    Abi King May 9, 2013

    OK-dokey…Plenty of them, beyond the dragons! There’s a turtle and a sword, some lions and a fair few elephants…

I love these! The picture of the dumplings bring back fond memories of this great dumpling bar I found in Shanghai.

Can’t wait to read the write up!


    Abi King May 9, 2013

    Thanks! I love all the dumplings you can find across SE Asia…Mmmm…

      Sophia Zhang May 20, 2013

      As a travel lover from China and staying in Singapore, I have to say the dumplings found in SE Asia taste good, yet the ones in China are even more awesome, especially in the northern part of China (Xi’an, Beijing, etc)! haha.

        Abi King May 21, 2013

        Well, that’s that then. I shall have to travel to the north to test this theory out in full! ;-)

Digital Nomads May 24, 2013

Abi, this is really an impressive collection.

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