Monday, December 17, 2018

Seoul Taxis in the Rain

Ok, so what is it with Seoul taxi drivers and rain? How do they get off the roads so fast, and where do they...

Happy Seollal

                      One of the many cool things about living in Korea, where nothing ever stops (there are other cities that claim to ‘never sleep’, but...

I did a Homer Simpson for 12 Months without Realising

In an old episode of The Simpsons (parodying the Freemasons) Homer joins a secretive organisation which entitles him to certain privileges. One of these...

Seven Years in South Korea… The More Things Change…

The folks here in the Southern half of the peninsula like to keep things moving, you might say (if you're prone to making massive understatements). As...

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

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