Monday, February 26, 2024

I was Profiled for flying in from the Middle East

My passport raises eyebrows at the occasional immigration desk, with its stamps from Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. I'm fairly certain I'm on...

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 World’s Most Dangerous Party? (Part 1)

It has been described as the world’s most unlikely, most remote and most dangerous party town in the world. Vang Vieng, in the landlocked...

Haebangchon and a World-class Dive Bar.

A few days back I gave a nod to a very cool little bar that welcomed all comers, and will be missed. Before this...

Do you know the Jesus?

Twice again today I was asked this socially and grammatically awkward question on my way to work. Preachers are fairly common on the Seoul...

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The world is a scary place. That's what I keep hearing. I do however belong to the most dangerous, destructive species on...

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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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