Monday, December 18, 2017

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...

How to Break into China

It depends whether you'd like to, I guess. The world is shifting though. Anyway, I inadvertently did once for a few minutes, so in case...

Serbia: Saints and Sljivovica

The Serbs seem to have an awful lot of Saints. The nation doesn't seem overtly religious as a whole (though it does have a...

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...

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