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Seodaemun Prison  Posted on 05/24/2014
Japan occupied Korea for much of the first half of the 20th century. The annexation and forced occupation of Korea is well documented, with the Seodaemun Prison History Museum (서대문형무소역사관) in Seoul bearing witness to some...
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Cheonan & the Barbarian  Posted on 05/20/2014
A prominent transportation hub in Korea, Cheonan also boasts a few points of interest such as a foreigner-only prison and the gargantuan Independence Hall of Korea. I only ended up at one of these two sites, and not the one some would...
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Tongyeong & the Restless  Posted on 05/14/2014
I rose early after a good night’s sleep in Tongyeong. Out on the streets, an elderly gentleman guided me to a set of staircases leading up to Dongpirang Wall Painting Village, a decaying neighbourhood that was revitalized thanks to...
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Tunnelling to Tongyeong  Posted on 05/09/2014
It took several bus rides to voyage cross country from the tea fields of Boseong to reach the picturesque coastal town of Tongyeong. I was to transfer buses at Masan, but at the bus terminal I could not find any onward transport to the...
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2 of 3  Posted on 05/04/2014
Two of my friends in Vancouver were planning a get together.Friend #1: You bring the food. I'll bring the drinks. Arnab brings the girls.Friend #2: Excellent... so we will have plenty to eat and drink.
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A Day by Manila Bay  Posted on 05/03/2014
After a particularly interesting cab ride, I made my way up to my hostel. There were two Israeli girls in my room who had also recently arrived. They had just wrapped up their mandatory tour of duty with the Israeli defence service and...
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Conversations with Cabbies: Gastronomy  Posted on 04/29/2014
On the first day of 2014 I made my way to the Philippines from South Korea. As I exited the Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport I was met with a long snaking lineup at the taxi counter. Not many taxis were around as it was a...
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Urinal Etiquettes  Posted on 04/11/2014
Although I had some ghastly experiences in Chinese toilets, most of my memories are happy ones. I much enjoyed reading the words of wisdom posted above urinals all over China, from the succinct "Closer, easier" to the more...
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It is Suck  Posted on 04/05/2014
In South Korea, conformity is the name of the game. Anything that deviates from a very limited spectrum of acceptability is scorned, particularly when it comes to matters of appearance and style.Me: My jacket is very nice.Korean coworker:...
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Zhengzhou - China's Largest Ghost City  Posted on 04/04/2014
With their empty streets and their deserted buildings, ghost towns have always fascinated me . Desolate and decaying constructs leave a physical reminder of glory days that have been swept away by the winds of destiny, disuse, and...
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