adventure

Hainan is the Island Behind China’s Bid to be a Surfing Superpower

Surfing used to be a dirty pastime in the People's Republic, until Olympic dreams changed everything
Jamie Fullerton
1.8.19
Thailand

‘Former CIA Secret Jail’ Opens to Tourists in Thailand

We attended the opening of Thailand's newest - and strangest - tourist attraction, with a group of ex-soldiers and cross-dressing dancers
Jamie Fullerton
12.16.18
adventure

Vietnam’s 'Torture Island' is Now A Luxury Escape

Shaking its former image as a colonial POW camp, Phu Quoc is becoming a hub for influencers and big-spenders
Jamie Fullerton
11.26.18
Restaurants

Scorpions and Tarantulas Crawl All Over Your Coffee at This Cambodian Cafe

Owner Chea Raty started the business with a single iguana, but has since acquired tortoises, bearded dragons, horned frogs, and other reptiles and arachnids.
Jamie Fullerton
8.12.18
world exploring

How A Reality TV Show Has Catalysed the Rise of Rap in China

Censorship? FOH! Hip hop is blowing up in Chongqing and Chengdu.
Jamie Fullerton
1.11.18
china

People in Beijing Are Lining Up for Hours to Try 'Cheese Tea'

“It’s basically tea… with cheese on top. Cheese is nice. Tea is nice.”
Jamie Fullerton
10.19.17
china

Meet China’s '100 Percent Self-Sustainable Man'

He wears secondhand socks and brings his own organic vegetables to restaurants in a country where environmental consciousness is still a rare thing.
Jamie Fullerton
7.2.17
beer

This Is What 5,000-Year-Old Beer Tastes Like

Stanford University researchers discovered the ancient recipe in northwest China—and now a Beijing brewpub is serving their own version.
Jamie Fullerton
5.25.17
Motherboard Homepage

China Is on Track to Fully Phase Out Cash

Experts believe it won’t be long before China, the first country to introduce paper money, becomes the first to go cashless.
Jamie Fullerton
5.11.17
Munchies

China Doesn't Understand the Concept of American Chinese Food

Meet Fung and Dave, two Americans who opened up a Chinese-American restaurant in Shanghai, where the cooks shake their heads at dishes like crab rangoon and orange chicken and the customers don't understand the point of fortune cookies.
Jamie Fullerton
4.27.17
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Chinese Developer Sees Untapped Market in Gay Gamers

As China becomes more accepting of the gay community, games start aiming for the 'pink dollar.'
Jamie Fullerton
1.16.17
Stuff

Meeting the Man Who Makes His Living By Being Punched Hard in the Stomach

Xie Shuiping's life revolves around being smacked in the belly by strangers.
Jamie Fullerton
9.19.16
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