Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Christmas in South Korea

Christmas had come once again and, as was tradition I told my wife it just didn't feel like Christmas. Once again she asked what exactly...

The Counter-Enclave of Nahwa, UAE

A rare geopolitical oddity, the counter-enclave is basically a country within a country within a country, or part thereof... more or less. There is...

A Week in a Tokyo Capsule Hotel

Japan (as far as I know) invented the capsule hotel. Nobody else would, or could. These are places where a wandering non-gazillionaire or random...

The Worst Hostel in Slovakia

I bought a train ticket in Budapest, and by mid-afternoon was in western Slovakia. My luck finding decent (read cheap) accommodation hadn’t been great...

Korea versus Japan

The rear door of the taxi opened itself toward me, and swung closed as I sat. I guess this was to save me from...

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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,...

‘This Isn’t Happening’. Prostitution in Korea. Does it actually exist?

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

The World’s Worst Mass Murderers

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...

Christmas in Oman

It may not shock to hear that life in the Middle east is a touch different to that in the west. We all know...

I had a White People Problem in Africa

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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