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Get Out Your Earplugs, It’s Election Season In Korea

It’s election season in Korea, which means one thing: You are no longer safe in your own home. Safe from violence, sure. Safe from danger, yes. But safe from noise pollution? Not a chance. From the minute the campaigns officially kicked off last week, Yeongwol has been aurally assaulted. Actually, I’ll back up. To an […]

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Bark If You See a Tiger

Hands up if you’ve ever seen a tiger. I didn’t say in the wild – zoos count. OK, hands down. Now how about a barking deer? …… Bueller? …… Bueller? So in theory, it should be much more exciting to see a barking deer. That’s not exactly the case. I was lucky enough to see […]

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Snowboarding for Beginners

You, too, could have moves like this. Last winter, I was on the brink of contracting Seasonal Affective Disorder. Okay, that might be a touch melodramatic, but it’s practically true. Every night I came home from teaching, put on my onesie (for a photo see here), wrapped myself in a duvet, and drank tea on […]

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Dynamic Korea

There’s this slogan the Koreans seem to really like:  Dynamic Korea.  I think that’s because it sounds so much better than “Constantly Changing for No Apparent Reason Korea.” Change does not come gradually in Korea.  It waits behind a corner and ambushes you.  The number one thing I have learned about living here after six […]

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Volksfest: Hassle-free fun

Now writing from beautiful Edinburgh, but more on that tomorrow – first I wanted to catch up on Stuttgart’s Volksfest.  This is the second-largest beerfest in the world, attracting 4 million visitors to Munich’s 7 million.  The main perk of this is that you avoid the blood, sweat and tears associated with getting into an […]

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It’s a Hard Knock Life

Right now I’m in Mljet, and I was happy to find that the lone hotel here has free wireless. I am sitting in the bar area, Toni Braxton is singing ‘Unbreak My Heart,’ and I am having a break from the sun, which is going full speed outside. There are about 28 people on my […]

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