Saturday, August 8, 2020

Juliet’s Balcony, Verona: the Least Romantic Place in Italy?

Having posed that question, I must admit I haven't traveled extensively in Italy, but the tourist trap known as Juliet's Balcony in Verona is...

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...

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...

The Angry Bulgarian Bus Driver

“Oh my god, it’s him!” Aleks cried. She was jumping up and down and giggling like a schoolgirl. I had heard stories about the man...

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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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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