Monday, June 18, 2018

Call us Crazy lil’ Kim, but we Still ain’t Buyin’ it…

Surely it isn't just me... maybe it is. I'm starting to kinda almost feel sorry for the little fella. Most of us here on...

Conversations with Students

I recently became a member of my class' whatsapp group where I get some weird and funny stuff sometimes, about all sorts of things....

Inside the Real Gangnam

I'm sure it was only about a year ago that a surprising number of the world's 7+ billion people had no idea about Seoul's...

The Mega-Shopping Districts of Seoul

I never really got the Korean specialist mega-shopping districts. I couldn’t see the economic sense of entire malls, or suburbs(?!) where every store sells...

Saudi Arabia to get World’s Biggest Erection

Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, with its bewildering facade of super-charged ostentation appears on the surface to be quite at ease (if not...

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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...

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...

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...

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