Sunday, September 23, 2018

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...

Venice: It has Canals

1,600 years ago a bunch of people fled their homes in what is now northern Italy. They were escaping social and political turmoil surrounding...

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 Traveling part of Traveling (One day in the Balkans)

A small explosion woke me up and everyone was ordered off the bus. Ah, fuck. All I wanted was sleep, but I’d been woken...

$10,000 Worth of Beer to Fix a $700 Car (Pt 2)

…Continued from Part 1 I decided to go for a walk down the road to find help. “Are you fucking mad?” said my girlfriend, quite sensibly. She...

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