Last year, more than a million people turned out to celebrate their country and demonstrate for independence. This year's festival was predicted to be even bigger, as it's not only the 300th anniversary of the fall of Barcelona, but also comes just days b…
It sits at the end of a steep dirt road in Transylvania and you can ascend to the top and take in the surrounding countryside. As one guy I spoke to said, "It's not every day you get to climb so high up in a giant head."
Britain's seaside towns exist in a strange purgatory, fluctuating between periods of disarray and regeneration: closed-down pubs and gastronomic renaissances, arts council initiatives, and heroin epidemics.
"Villain hitting" is a uniquely Hong Kong combination of political defiance and local superstition. I'm not invested in local politics, so the villain I put a curse on was Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, possibly the most vile man alive. When I woke up the next mor…
By now, you've already seen (or at least know about) Blackfish. And you know that public opinion has majorly turned against SeaWorld. Over a year after the film's release, people are still pretty upset about it.
On the third Wednesday of every month in Boston, grown-ups gather at the Legoland Discovery Center. You may think people are attending because they're obsessed with nostalgia, but Adult Night's appeal is more complicated.
Pablo Escobar's brother, Roberto, used to be the accountant responsible for the cartel's billions of dollars. Now, he operates their old house in Medellin, Colombia, as a museum and claims he's curing AIDS by studying horses.
I often speculated that the Bikini Killings were a twisted, homoerotic death ritual triggered by amphetamine psychosis. I wanted to suggest this to the Bombay police, but since I was on speed myself, I had the paranoid thought that if I brought it up they…
Drug arrests have increased by 72 percent this year, and foreigners are increasingly worried about being detained and deported if they're caught with illicit substances. But how do native Beijingers feel?
The territory is officially recognized as a rebelling region within Moldova's international borders. It's not exactly an easy place to get to; there are no commercial flights and its neighbors are fairly hostile. Law enforcement there is a little sketchy…
Last weekend I went to Cascadia Rainingman Festival to talked to Pacific Northwesterners who dream of a utopia based on environmentalism, renewable energy, and rejecting the influence of the rest of America.
"I have only my life to lose. Whenever I think of that, I have no fear. There's no one to depend on; I only rely on myself. I have this one life to fight against them. If death is the final result, so be it."
Laganas, a sun-kissed village on the Greek island of Zante, is the kind of vacation destination where it takes ten minutes to get drunk, another ten to reach orgasm, and an eternity to get over all the horrible things you've done. Naturally, it's a Mecca
Going to Rio and drinking beer while ignoring the favelas doesn't make you a paragon of virtue. I guess the debate will continue, but it's safe to say it's more complicated than knee jerk cynicism will allow for.
I came to Cambodia to live out the dream I had entertained since my days as a young boy watching endless action movies and filling my youthful hours with GI Joes and Nerf guns: I was going to shoot an AK-47.
We purchased the ketamine from a small gas station pharmacy just down the road without even so much as a prescription. The whole bottle cost less than a round of beers at a roadside Kenyan watering hole.
The Turkish army invaded Cyprus 40 years ago this week. Ever since then, what should be the island nation's most popular resort town has been a cut-off, increasingly dilapidated ghost town. I stopped by to take in the sights.