Sunday, September 23, 2018

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...

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...

The World’s Smallest Town: A few Beers in Betoota, Outback Australia

Central Australia is the home of the road train. The world’s largest and heaviest road-legal vehicles, many exceed 50 metres (165 ft) long and...

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...

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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