Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Why New Zealand is just… Awesome

OK, so New Zealand is an awesome country. This isn't such a well kept secret anymore. It pops up favourably on those online 'best...

The Korea Times (They are a-Changin’?)

The always informative and never ridiculous beacon of global journalistic excellence, the Korea Times, recently ran a piece entitled 'Gay hating lawmakers; slut-shaming 'Slutwalk''....

Robot Grabs and Kills Factory Worker: It Has Begun

Well, it has finally happened. I often start with a joke, but I'm not going to take an easy free swing at German engineering and...

Asiana flight 214 Pilots: Sum Ting Wong? Wi Tu Lo?? Ho...

In 2013, well-kempt Californian KTVU news anchor Tori Campbell revealed details of Asiana flight 214 which tragically crashed in San Francisco, killing three Chinese...

Australian Inmates Caught Breaking into Jail

The city of Darwin in Australia's far North is a bit different. Named after Charles Darwin, a really smart guy whose life's work would...

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I'd heard of a Korean city that is famous for its food. I didn't think much of it. Pretty much every city, suburb and...

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A holiday in Iran

The world is a scary place. That's what I keep hearing anyway, and right now, the omnipresent threat to my personal safety, freedom, employment,...

‘This Isn’t Happening’. Prostitution in Korea. Does it actually exist?

A young Korean friend asked for a little help with a short essay he had written for his university English class. We chatted over...

The World’s Worst Mass Murderers

By this title I don't mean of course to speak of people who decided for whatever reason to go on a killing spree but...

Christmas in Oman

It may not shock to hear that life in the Middle east is a touch different to that in the west. We all know...

I had a White People Problem in Africa

I finally stepped out of the airport, breathed the fresh air and looked up at big, blue African skies. Three seconds later I lowered my gaze and...

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