Sunday, February 5, 2023

The Wonderfully Random HBC Fest

All types are welcome in the formerly little-known (which is kinda how the locals liked it) expat neighbourhood of Haebangchon (Freedom Village). Twice a...

Advertising in Australia

In 2006, an advertising campaign for Tourism Australia sparked international controversy, and was temporarily banned in the United Kingdom. The uproar? Well, at that...

What the Hell is going on at the Korea Times?

Yep, the hardworking folks over at the Korea Times, that supposedly real (just ask them) national newspaper, have done it again! Actually, to be more...

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...

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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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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