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Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Pub Crawls From My Travels So Far

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As I just begin to plan a major pub crawl on a big reunion day with the lads in London during the World Cup, it’s a good moment to recollect the top 10 pub crawls from my travels, some I’ve …

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

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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 …

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Thirsty Thursdays: Drinking Guinness at the North Korea to South Korea Border at Panmunjom, DMZ

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Did you hear the one about the Northern Irishman and the Southern Irishman drinking Irish stout on the North Korea to South Korea border? Hands across the divide – two countries on one island, two countries on one peninsula. One …

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Visiting Seoul Tower, Seoul, South Korea

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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 …

Jonny Blair visited Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, South Korea

Visiting Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, South Korea

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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 …

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Thirsty Thursdays: North Korean Blueberry Wine

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Officially at least, I made it across the border into North Korea a year ago, the same week that Kim Jong Il died. We did the DMZ tour, crossing the border from North to South in a sky blue hut …

Neung Dong/Konkuk to Hyewha Via Charlie Browns Cafe

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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 …

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DMZ Tour Part 12: Korean Souvenirs

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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 …

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