Regular followers of TBTP are aware of my fondness for old school, print travel magazines. So you won’t be surprised that I’m looking forward to seeing more from the new travel publication from China of all places.
Shanghai-based LOST magazine focuses on traveling the world from a distinctly Chinese perspective. Published in English and Mandarin, the publication aims to bridge the East-West gap on travel and tourism. The 14 stories in its inaugural issue cover everything from visiting Egypt during a period of civil unrest to the experience of having a translator interfere with the interpersonal communication between people with no language in common.
The periodical’s mission statement reads: “LOST is a magazine about self-discovery through travel. It is a magazine that features real stories, personal reflections and epiphanies from people around the world. It believes that travel isn’t about fancy hotels or tourist destinations, but about immersing oneself in someplace entirely foreign to feel extremely uncomfortable so that one can learn from it. It believes that travel is a state of mind.”
For now, the best way to get a copy is through the Lost website.