Saturday, April 4, 2020

Quote of the Day

Quick shout-out to a well-known bar owner in the increasingly well-known foreign enclave of Haebangchon, who facilitated yet another great night out at the...

How’s your Hagwon?

An Irish friend of mine was talking about his shambolic new English-teaching job at an academy in Suwon, just out of Seoul. After two...

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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