Friday, March 22, 2019

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...

The Gentrification of Itaewon, Seoul

In 2006 the number of foreign residents in South Korea exceeded one million. This was big news in one of the world's most homogeneous...

An Unfortunate Forced Landing in the Outback

I've traveled a bit, and never experienced a mishap (flying is indeed safer than driving, especially if you live in the middle east)... except...

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...

$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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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,...

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A young Korean friend asked for a little help with a short essay he had written for his university English class. We chatted over...

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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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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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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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