Sunday, February 5, 2023

Once more for The Local

  Ok, so it’s been over a week now since I’ve been to the pub, and there can only be one person to blame. No,...

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...

Enough Already with the Spitting!

I recently returned to Korea after a few years away. There was plenty to take in. You can buy non-hobbit sized towels and shoes...

If mum was a travel writer…

Well, I guess she'd just get straight to the point. Thought I'd share this one just 'cause it made me laugh... Hi kids, We are off to...

Almost Close Encounters with Korean Girls

My friend Dave was out for drinks with another friend last weekend in Bundang, just South of Seoul, where a rather friendly, attractive young...

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