Saturday, September 25, 2021

The First (and Worst) Hollywood Movie Filmed in Korea

In 2008 my wife was approached in the street by a couple of Koreans offering their business cards and a small part in a...

The Angry Bulgarian Bus Driver

“Oh my god, it’s him!” Aleks cried. She was jumping up and down and giggling like a schoolgirl. I had heard stories about the man...

Haebangchon and a World-class Dive Bar.

A few days back I gave a nod to a very cool little bar that welcomed all comers, and will be missed. Before this...

Pissed in Praha (Part 2)

...Continued from Part 1 “Ok, so what’s the angle?” I mumbled through my pizza, wondering if there actually is such a thing as a free...

The Worst Gig Ever

September, 1997. I was a small-time musician, based in outback Queensland. I'd booked a local gig, 400 kilometers north in the town of Hughenden,...

Latest Posts

Why the Coronavirus Statistics are SO Wrong

At time of writing, over 100 countries and territories have implemented restrictions or outright bans on travelers from South Korea, which appears...

Money

Reach Out (it might surprise).

How Australia Dug its own Hole

Most Commented

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...

Random Stuff