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Much of northern Russia is blanketed in sunlight nearly 24 hours a day for 2 months — here’s what the phenomenon looks like at every hour

Every June, St. Petersburg, Russia, is so far north that it experiences near 24-hour sunlight from mid-May to mid-July during the "White Nights."
Over the course of three months in Asia, I encountered a variety of culture clashes.

15 culture clashes I’ve had as an American traveling in Asia

While each country had its own distinct culture and customs, I experienced many culture clashes while visiting Asia.
It was a disappointing lesson in booking trips based on viral videos.

I paid $22 to walk across the famous glass bridge that spans China’s ‘Grand Canyon,’ and it was the worst experience I had in a year...

While the scenery was beautiful, the glass bridge was overrun with tourists, and it was hard to see any point except for taking a selfie.
You need an incredible amount of money to live in the Peak.

I visited the most expensive neighborhood in the world’s most expensive city — a billionaire enclave where where Alibaba founder Jack Ma m...

The Peak is the most expensive neighborhood in Hong Kong, the world's most expensive city, and home to billionaires — including, possibly, Jack Ma.

KFC is by far the most popular fast food chain in China and it’s nothing like the US brand — here’s what it’s like

KFC has been the most popular fast food chain in China since it was introduced in 1984. McDonald's is second. It all comes down to Chinese tastes.

I stayed at Hong Kong’s first ‘capsule hotel’ to see what it’s like to live in micro — and the experience was a nightmar...

SLEEEP is Hong Kong's first capsule hotel, a concept invented in Japan that provides convenient "sleeping pods." I stayed there on a recent trip.
Even street musicians use QR codes and mobile payments for tips.

Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for Facebook sounds a lot like China, where I couldn’t buy a cup of coffee without the app that dominates people&...

Mark Zuckerberg's vision for Facebook is uncannily similar to how Tencent's WeChat app dominates modern life in China. I saw it firsthand.

North Koreans understand their government lies, but there’s one thing they don’t know, according to a defector

North Korean defector Kim Young-il left North Korea when he was 19. It was obvious to him then that the government was lying.
China's bullet train is a startling example of how far behind US infrastructure has become.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez included high-speed rail in her Green New Deal. After riding China’s superfast bullet train that could go from New York...

Traveling to China can feel like visiting the future. Nowhere is this feeling more apparent than on China’s high-speed railway network.
A monkey could land on your shoulder.

I visited the park in Bali where tourists pay $3 to risk wild monkeys stealing their jewelry and iPhones, and I get why it’s considered a must-s...

The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali, has been home to monkeys for hundreds of years, and visiting it is one of the best things to do in Bali.