Friday, December 13, 2019

What Youtube has Done

As a toddler exploring the world (the house) my daughter went through a short faze of swiping every flat surface to see what would...

The Commonwealth Games

The prestigious and not at all irrelevant Commonwealth Games commenced once again on the Gold Coast, Australia in April, 2018. This edition of the...

Cute Puppy

This is a cute puppy. That is all. (Testing, testing...)

Why are Americans Fatter than Europeans?

So, no newsflash here and definitely a generalisation, but Europeans seem on a physical level, substantially less, well... substantial, than we westerners. Recently after an...

Helsinki-Tallinn. A European Ferry

I always thought of ferries as a rather mundane but necessary mode of transport to some. I mean, it's simply a necessity in some...

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How Australia Dug its own Hole

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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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