The September issue of That’s PRD is out now, in both paper-and-ink form citywide and digital PDF form on our website. Here, Editor-in-Chief Matthew Bossons introduces the magazine:
I absolutely love a good history story, particularly one that involves lost cities, maritime lore or an unsolved mystery. Our cover story this month has all three of these elements and it’s an instant classic.
Back at the conclusion of last year, shortly after publishing another history-related feature on the alleged lost Roman legion of ancient China, a friend contacted me with a hot tip: There had been a 16th century Spanish settlement in South China and historians believe it would likely have been located somewhere in the Pearl River Delta. This short-lived trading post, I soon learned, was called El Piñal, and my colleague Ryan Gandolfo has spent the last several months researching the site’s fascinating history. On pages 34 to 43, we share the story of El Piñal.
In our City section, Jesse Pottinger and myself introduce you to the beauty of Guangdong’s abandoned Canada Village (page 10), which is located south of Guangzhou and west of Shenzhen in Kaiping.
We also have a fantastic travel guide to Nanjing (page 20) in our Lifestsyle section, and some cool concert previews and album recommendations in our Arts section, courtesy of our national arts editor, Bryan Grogan.
I’ll wrap this month’s note off with a heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in our 2019 That’s Hospitality Awards at the end of last month. It was a memorable evening and I cannot wait to share the official results with you in our October issue.
Until then, keep your stick on the ice!