Author: Justin Calderon

In Asia since 2006, Justin Calderon has lived and worked in Seoul, Bangkok, Taipei, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Yangon. 

His work has been featured in The New York Times, Newsweek (Japan), CNN Travel, Global Post, Borneo Post and The Nation (Bangkok). 

He is a Mandarin reader and speaker, and is currently studying Burmese. 

 

Latest Posts

Punches, headbutts, knockouts: Asia's 'new' martial arts sensation

Punches, headbutts, knockouts: Asia's 'new' martial arts sensation

Hidden from the rest of the world for decades, Myanmar's Lethwei boxing is experiencing a revival globally
Meet a drug lord’s brother on the Pablo Escobar Tour

Meet a drug lord’s brother on the Pablo Escobar Tour

In Colombia, visitors trace a notorious piece of history and chat with a man once inside a powerful drug cartel
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6 ways to enjoy the Persian Gulf (that don't involve shopping)

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