Friday, September 25, 2020

Is the Middle East Dangerous?

Short answer... yes. I mean... considering sharks, football hooligans, Japanese Encephalitis, hippopotami, divorce lawyers, falling anvils, people who hang around outside airports... pretty much...

Eating in Korea (and why I never Cook)

I'd heard of a Korean city that is famous for its food. I didn't think much of it. Pretty much every city, suburb and...

An Omani Road Trip

Distance: 2,492 km     Duration: 58 hours     Vehicles destroyed: 0 All in all, having already been hit twice while driving during my...

Mountain Hiking in Oman

A popular summertime activity in Oman is hiking in the mountains, with its stunning scenery and perfect weather... a welcome respite from Muscat in...

Tourism in Cambodia: Genocide and Broad Smiles

‘Tuk-tuk?’, a toothless middle-aged guy beamed at me the moment I stepped out of the guesthouse. I smiled back and told him I was...

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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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