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i'm going to China next year and i'd love to visit this. you could do the whole 28 days later shizny.
i guess thats more abandoned than just unlived in though, Ordos is still relatively 'new'.
didnt know Alex was in Japan, explains why i never see him around Nottingham nowadays. good on him, he's a great writer.
He was doing a teaching-English-abroad thing in Japan, and talking to him while he was over there it sounds like Vice were throwing money at him (well, in a matter of speaking) to do crazy stuff like that. Lucky guy. His Guardian blog was pretty good too.