Monday, December 18, 2017

Shopping in Istanbul

I almost got into a street fight with a Turkish guy, which really isn’t my style. It probably wouldn’t have gone particularly well for...

A lot can Change in a Decade: South Korea

Confucianism was decreed the official ideology of the state in the late 14th Century, at the beginning of Korea’s final (Choson) Dynasty. It took...

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...

Pissed in Praha (Part 1)

Joining fifty thousand others in the Old Town Square it occurred to me that I perhaps wasn't the first fearless adventurer to discover Prague....

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...

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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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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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