Friday, July 1, 2022

A Quarter-Mile of Crazy: Khao San Road, Bangkok

Directly outside my hotel are two dance clubs, facing each other. The street between them is the dance floor and nobody seems to mind...

Rare Photos of South Korea (Coronavirus Edition)

In early 2020, people (depending on location) became variously concerned about COVID-19, the latest outbreak of coronavirus, which created a small...

Trump is the Biggest! …a weekend in Manila

The young women come out at night to sell themselves, or more accurately, rent themselves. Some are too young, and some are men. The...

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...

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....

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A holiday in Iran

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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