Thursday, June 21, 2018

The World’s Most Dangerous Party? (Part 1)

It has been described as the world’s most unlikely, most remote and most dangerous party town in the world. Vang Vieng, in the landlocked...

‘Beheading’ Forgotten: ASIO gains almost Limitless Power

Well, wasn't this all quick and easy! Last week I wrote this piece asking Australians to please have a closer look at what has been...

Soju

A few of us welcomed a new young colleague to Korea, with several bottles of soju. I was the instigator. We chatted and drank...

Ah, to be Different

I’m sure everybody has wished at times that they had a camera handy. Actually, these days I’m probably one of the few who wishes...

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...

Latest Posts

Trump can be Tacky Anywhere… a weekend in Manila

The young women come out at night to sell themselves, or more accurately, rent themselves. Some are too young... and some of them are...

What Youtube has Done

Korea versus Japan

The Commonwealth Games

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...

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...

Random Stuff