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Korea This Week: October 23rd – 29th

Coffee, Newspaper, and a Face Lift? One of the things I love about Korea is how fast you can get certain things done. Repairmen often...

Korea This Week: October 9th – 15th

Along with the changing foliage and increased incidence of the word “chueo” ("[I'm] cold") on Korean streets, one of the telltale signs of fall around the peninsula is a pervasive smell that has often been likened to a melange of rancid butter, gym socks, and vomit.

Accidental Island

Surely Bijindo wasn’t the only island worth visiting. The hand of the universe seemed to be nudging me in another direction. Who was I to push back?

You Can Choose Your Family, But You Can’t Choose Your Friends

  I was thinking recently about the old saying that you can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family and how this commonsense...

Occidental Hero, or, How I Screwed Up and Inspired the Development...

When Typhoon Sanba slammed into Busan in 2012 I had my face pressed to the window of my 10th floor apartment in Haeundae Marine...

In Defense of the Expat Bubble

Expat bubble is a phrase that usually has negative connotations; whenever we hear it, it's usually to exhort us to burst, escape, or avoid it,...

The Strange Meals of Mr. TJ: A Portrait of Selective Eating...

  Let me introduce to you a friend and former co-worker, TJ. TJ, an American, has lived in Korea for about four years. In that...

Interview with Lonely Planet Korea Author Rob Whyte

Anyone who travels and writes has at some point thought about being a travel writer. For most of us, that dream remains confined to...
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