Friday, August 17, 2018

Gyeonggi English Village – Day 37

The children’s music blared as always from the as yet un-vandalised loud speakers that lined the pathway down the hill. I sipped my coffee...

An Omani Road Trip

Distance: 2,492 km     Duration: 58 hours     Vehicles destroyed: 0 All in all, having already been hit twice while driving during my...

An Open Letter to Australia: Please Don’t Relinquish Your Freedom just...

Dear Australia, On September 12, 2014, the Federal Government of Australia raised its terror alert level to 'high' for the first time ever. The second...

A spot of Desert Rain: Muscat, Oman

I knew before relocating to the Sultanate of Oman that this is one of the hottest, driest places on Earth. I'd spent a few years in the...

The Gentrification of Itaewon, Seoul

In 2006 the number of foreign residents in South Korea exceeded one million. This was big news in one of the world's most homogeneous...

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The Gentrification of Itaewon, Seoul

In 2006 the number of foreign residents in South Korea exceeded one million. This was big news in one of the world's most homogeneous...

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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...

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...

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...

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