The October 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:
Back in the spring of 2011, some high school friends and myself set off on a backpacking adventure in Central America. And while the trip took us through the beautiful nations of Guatemala and Belize, the real highlight – for myself, anyway – was cavern diving in southern Mexico’s stunning cenotes.
Dark, otherworldly and inaccessible to the vast majority of the world’s population, cavern diving in the cenotes of the Yucatán Peninsula left two powerful impressions on me: respect for the dangers of overhead diving and appreciation for the geological wonders of our planet.
Last month, I set off to explore the underwater caves of Du’an county, Guangxi with accomplished Chinese cave diver Han Ting. The result of that trip is this month’s cover story (pages 34-43), which profiles the caves, the adventurous people exploring them and the relationship between Du’an’s Yao minority and South China’s underground river system.
I’d like to extend a massive thanks to TV director, diver and all-around badass Rachel Berkley, who was indispensable in putting together this month’s cover story.
Before I let you (digitally) flip through the fine pages of our October 2019 issue, I want to remind readers that voting in our annual That’s Food & Drink Awards will kick off this month: Click here for information on the voting process in Shenzhen and here for Guangzhou.