Sunday, February 5, 2023

So… What’s in the News Today?

A friend of mine who works at the Korea Times was asking me recently why I give the KT such a hard time. Aside...

Serious Journalism you may have Missed

  This hilarious four-minute piece of inspirational investigative reporting out of North Korea finally shows the true state of the United States of America and...

Google Searches

One of the interesting things about operating your own website is that you can see some of the search terms that have led people...

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...

Things that Shouldn’t be…

Almost 600 years ago some monks in the Belgian village of Hoegaarden, presumably after finishing monking for the day, decided to made some beer......

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The world is a scary place. That's what I keep hearing. I do however belong to the most dangerous, destructive species on...

‘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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