Primrose Hill Market, ‘Hippy’ Camden Town, Boris Bikes and the Canals of London, England

“In Camden Town, I’ll meet you down by the Underground” – Suggs I want to get back to writing more stuff like this. We all know the “Top 5 this” and “Top 8 that” posts are good for combining the key sights together into one article, bringing in page visits and also for SEO purposes. Read more about Primrose Hill Market, ‘Hippy’ Camden Town, Boris Bikes and the Canals of London, England[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Leaving Shinying (Sinying/Xinying) Behind For This Lifetime…

Memories are emotional. “Saudades” as the Portuguese, Brazilians and Angolans say…that lingering, sentimental emotion associated with a place, a time, a person, people, a memory, which but for the invention of a time machine, WILL NEVER BE REPLACED. That’s a globe of planet earth above, one which I found on my first day in Shinying, Read more about Leaving Shinying (Sinying/Xinying) Behind For This Lifetime…[…]

From Teaching in Yuen Long to Drinking in Manila, Philippines

When Chinese New Year 2012 came round, I found myself living in Hong Kong, my new home. It would almost have been too obvious to spend the new year at home in Hong Kong, and when I found out I had 8 days off work, it meant booking another trip. I toyed with the idea Read more about From Teaching in Yuen Long to Drinking in Manila, Philippines[…]

Millwall Neil and Jonny Blair partying in Seoul

Thirsty Thursdays: Korean Barbecue and 3 Country Day Long Pub Crawl

First night in South Korea was going to be special no matter what. I was reunited with Millwall Neil and ready to enjoy another adventure, in yet another new country…turned into a three country long all day pub crawl, in fact I’m pretty sure I fell asleep in the last pub. You’d have to ask Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Korean Barbecue and 3 Country Day Long Pub Crawl[…]

God Give Me Seoul In Your Rock’n’Roll Babe!

Arrival in South Korea’s Seoul was another of life’s journeys that you have no reason why you take. My 6013 Airport Limosine (which by the way is merely a an elaborate name for a bus) strolled its way through darkness and a chilly air to lead me back to my good old friend Millwall Neil. Read more about God Give Me Seoul In Your Rock’n’Roll Babe![…]

Taiwan To Hong Kong: From “Why Gorran” to “Gwhy Low” in Two Years

Without doubt, the magical island of Taiwan gave me a new lease of life just a brace of years ago. It was thanks to Millwall Neil that I ended up enjoying life again and travelling – one of the hobbies that had always made me happy back in Europe (remember that place??). Anyhow this blog Read more about Taiwan To Hong Kong: From “Why Gorran” to “Gwhy Low” in Two Years[…]