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Category Archives: Korea

Japan and Korea – the lost writings

Today I signed a 6 month contract to teach in Moscow. Perhaps not the wisest move it will be a time filled with adventure and experiences. It will also be … Continue reading

November 9, 2011 · 7 Comments

Kidnapped

As we sped along dark roads into the countryside at twice the speed limit the driver didn`t respond to anything. He seemed oblivious to my yells and shouts. I tried … Continue reading

September 8, 2011 · 5 Comments

It’s a Human Eat Dog World

I wonder if I have dog breath?  My dining companions are not amused.  Koreans are often given a bad rap for there meat choices.  When asked what I had wanted … Continue reading

September 3, 2011 · 1 Comment

Hiking Jirisan

A 40 km trail follows a ridge studded with 7 peaks over 1500 m high.  Below are spectacular  temples.  This is Korean wilderness at its best. Forest and mountains  stretch … Continue reading

August 30, 2011 · 1 Comment

Last Night in Seoul

Work is done and the usually ultra conservative stern boss decided to take us out on the town. First Stop – Fried Chicken Chicken restaurant. Unlimited chicken, fries and soju … Continue reading

August 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

I Love You. Bye Bye

I love you. Bye Bye. These are not the words that you expect to hear from the middle aged noodle seller at the bus station. A woman outside the bus … Continue reading

August 24, 2011 · 2 Comments

Cheonggyecheon Creek – The Pride of Seoul

Picture a beautiful stream burbling over rocks and the ruins of old bridge foundations. A stream so beautiful that couples come to stroll along side and children come to splash and play … Continue reading

August 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

Delicious English – Summer Camp

Delicious English or Deli English for short is where I work in Korea. It could be described as an intense burst of teaching, confusion and screaming kids. The camp is … Continue reading

August 12, 2011 · 1 Comment

Jjimjilbang

We don’t have a name for jjimjilbang in English. A rough translation is sauna but that brings up the connotation of a smelly fitness center add on. At best one … Continue reading

August 1, 2011 · 4 Comments

Bicycling Seoul

Well maintained, lit bicycle paths follow every river and stream that runs through Seoul. This network stretched dozens of kilometers from the city. Within 500 m from my place I … Continue reading

July 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

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