My friends and I over-consumed the park and its artificial pleasures, often forgetting the outside world was a far cry from all that.
Visiting one of the major launch points for the estimated 25,000 ethnic Muslims that fled the country in boats between January and March this year.
Exploring the dying tradition of New York bars opening their doors at 8 AM.
Although I left the LDS years ago, I went to the church's recent Hill Cumorah Pageant, a flashy spectacle designed to tell the origin story of Mormonism and convert new members.
I spent a day and night surrounded by alcoholic slushies, go-go dancers, and old people sitting in front of video slot machines.
VICE Japan visited a massive slum on the outskirts of Manila where an estimated 6,000 people currently live and work amid graves and human bones.
But for how long? I went to the summer teen drinking hotspot to see what's new since the local council started cracking down.
Less MDMA and sangria; more prim and proper right-wing children with stoner parents.
The story of a migrant's journey from the floors of Milan Central Station to the streets of Paris.
"I'm sure that everyone who is working away in an office, enviously looking at my Facebook albums, could live the exact same life. I don't understand why more people don't do what I do."
Tourists and urban explorers are going crazy over haunting tours of the radioactive site.
In 2002, Germany implemented some of the most liberal prostitution laws in Europe. But while the laws were aimed at improving the legal and social status of women, they have had the opposite effect.
They're so poor and so sex-crazed that they just wait till they get home and sort it out on the NHS.
We went down to Catemaco, Mexico – the Disneyland of satanic tourists – to check out all the chicken killing, voodoo dolls, and spirit possessions the town had to offer.
The Gun Store in Las Vegas provides everything you need for your wedding: the venue, the paperwork, and a whole bunch of guns.
Despite what some researchers call the "Jaws effect", sharks aren't actually as dangerous as people think. Shark diving lets people see it for themselves.
We had a walk down the strip and asked people why they got the tattoos they got.
The same gender ambiguity that makes trans Indians social pariahs also grants them a holy status among some Hindus.
I came to see lights. Instead I only saw clouds and disappointed people on a windy beach. So I asked them why they'd come.
This weekend getaway featured a two-headed goose, a guy dressed up as a sexy goat and some light chanting.
"I've seen everything from gangland turf wars to drunken fools thinking they can take on seven-foot-tall bouncers."
The Republic of Texas Rally is an annual bacchanal of bikers, boobs and Skynyrd secessionists. But one month after the Waco shootout, the rally is under siege.
As someone who's lived in both cities, I can tell you that they both suck.