China is very (I mean, very, very, very) big. After one year here, my list of must-visit spots is still ever-expanding (one can only wish paid vacation days were too). Add in the entire massive continent of Asia and you’ve got yourself a lifetime of traveling to do. And the first step – you know, actually deciding on a location – is arguably the hardest part.
That’s why, for this month’s cover story, we’ve compiled a compact guide of our top picks for the summer that we recommend booking a flight to immediately. (Like, right now.) From the sunny beaches of Bora Bora to the ancient city of Bagan in Myanmar, there are destinations for all sorts of travelers – beach bums, cultural cosmonauts, foodies and history buffs.
Elsewhere in the magazine:
That’s PRD Editor-in-Chief Matthew Bossons briefs us on a few of China’s most mysterious cryptids;
Bryan Grogan catches up with American Football and Chinese Football ahead of their joint gig in Beijing (no sports talk is involved);
And Jonty Dixon checks out Slow Boat’s new Dengshikou taproom.
On a final note, I'd like to thank my hardworking counterpart, Edoardo Donati Fogliazza, who has completed his final issue as Deputy Editor of That's Beijing. His brilliant mind and genuine devotion to his work will be sorely missed around here (along with his exceptional pun-making skills and supportive late-night runs to McDonald's for vital deadline fuel).