Gaetan spent most of the last twelve years in China, with a few extended periods of time in Europe and North America. In 2003, while studying Mandarin in Chongqing, he developed a passion for out-of-the-way places. After that, he eventually conducted ethnographic and academic research in China's remote ethnic borderland. Currently working as a Guangzhou-based sourcing agent / translator (Chinese → English and/or French), he travels a lot to China's coastal cities for business. Although he finds Chinese cities are fascinating urban jungles, he welcomes every opportunity to go and explore South China's ancient and ethnic villages before they get crushed by modernisation.