Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Drinking in Korea (some Sobering Statistics).

Three o'clock one Wednesday morning I was wandering through Seoul's recently pronounced "HBC Art village" (formerly unknown "Haebangchon foreign ghetto") when a familiar voice...

Bad Driving: It’s all Relative

I thought Koreans were bad drivers. Well...  they are (sorry 한국 친구들, but you guys are kinda unpredictable behind the wheel). I never had to...

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,...

How Rolf Harris almost Ruined my Life (aged 8)

Rolf Harris (iconic Australian composer, singer, artist, television presenter, childrens entertainer (hmm)) has been arrested this week (again), and this time convicted on twelve...

Welcome to HBC

“Are you decent?” my wife yelled from the front door. This isn’t an unusual question when she turns up at home with company, and fair...

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The economy. It’s all about money, a relatively new construct which does not exist in nature and overarches everything (with the possible exception...

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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...

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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