Monday, June 18, 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...

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...

I Think I Joined a Korean Cult Last Summer

In 2011 my family and I took a short stroll to a one-day festival being held at the Korean National War Memorial in Seoul....

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 1)

Once I was a musician. I lived and worked in the Australian outback, where professional competition wasn't fierce. There were less performing musicians than...

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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...

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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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