Monday, May 21, 2018

An Underrated Getaway

Stepping out of the airport into the steamy tropical heat, you may well be greeted by a very friendly man who, before you even...

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 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...

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...

One Surreal Day in North Korea (part 1)

It was still early when we reached the border. Our tour guide stressed again that we were to adhere absolutely to all rules and...

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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...

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...

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...

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