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Losing to my Mate at “Bishi Bashi” in Seoul, South Korea

I’ve delved into the whole “Casino Travel” thing a few times. I’ve been to casinos in Macau, Singapore, Niagara, London and Sydney. You might remember I even once won in a Casino in Macau. A few parts of Asia offer alternative forms of gambling and I’ve managed to catch a few of them on my Read more about Losing to my Mate at “Bishi Bashi” in Seoul, South Korea[…]

Jonny Blair at Seoul Tower South Korea

Visiting Seoul Tower, Seoul, South Korea

When I started backpacking I used to have a fettish for going up the highest buildings in every city I was in (Hamburg, Paris, New York, Auckland, Toronto etc.) but these days I’m less bothered. However in Seoul, I felt the need to head to the top of Seoul Tower for a meal with a Read more about Visiting Seoul Tower, Seoul, South Korea[…]

Jonny Blair visited Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, South Korea

Visiting Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, South Korea

You might not have heard of Hwaseong Fortress, or even of the city of Suwon, but if you want a bit of advice – put this on your agenda if you’re ever in Seoul, Korea’s lively capital. It’s an easy day trip to do, as I did, or you can go one step further and Read more about Visiting Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, South Korea[…]

Neung Dong/Konkuk to Hyewha Via Charlie Browns Cafe

So after a huge first night out in Seoul and the reunion with Millwall Neil in the freezing Winter of South Korea, lunch (rather later than usual) including a hot coffee was high on our agendas. The area Neil lives in is known as Neung Dong (I will also refer to it as Konkuk, perhaps Read more about Neung Dong/Konkuk to Hyewha Via Charlie Browns Cafe[…]

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DMZ Tour Part 12: Korean Souvenirs

As an atlas freak and a travel nomad, I have picked up a total addiction for collecting souvenirs. Not even in a normal way I’m afraid. For example, I keep a plastic flimsy (folder/poly pocket) for EVERY new place I visit, whether it be a country, city or even just a tour. If there’s enough Read more about DMZ Tour Part 12: Korean Souvenirs[…]

DMZ Tour Part 11: Heading Back To Seoul

After the busy day on the DMZ Tour where we crammed a lot in and totally enjoyed ourselves, it was time to hand in our badges at the JSA and board our bus back to Seoul where we were staying in Fully House Hostel in Hyewha. It was still daylight as we left the 4 Read more about DMZ Tour Part 11: Heading Back To Seoul[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Bosintang (Dog Meat Soup) in Seoul, South Korea

I remember back in 2007 on my first visit to China how I tried to avoid eating dog and was actually   a bit worried about it, in case it was sneaked into some random dish I ordered. However, having travelled a fair bit since, and returned to Asia a few times, including to live Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Bosintang (Dog Meat Soup) in Seoul, South Korea[…]

DMZ Tour Part 1: Leaving My Seoul For Paju

Christmas Eve has always been a special day for me, as Christmas is a time for family, fun and not working. Especially in Christian countries. From playing Lego at home in Bangor (Northern Ireland), to having our annual family party at my Granny’s flat in “The Cregagh” in Belfast to my later adventures in travel, Read more about DMZ Tour Part 1: Leaving My Seoul For Paju[…]

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