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Laos

I decided to enter Laos through the northern border of Thailand on a slow boat. A decision that I would soon regret. The slow boat is…well, slow. Very slow. It takes two days from the Laos border to get to … Continue reading

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Thailand

Bangkok Looking through my pictures I couldn’t find one that perfectly summed up Bangkok. I was basically looking for a picture that had the words ABSOLUTELY CRAZY in big neon flashing letters. Had my friend/host, Brandon not arranged to meet … Continue reading

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Malaysia

I never felt a strong desire to go to Malaysia but when I saw the cheap airfares from my previous location, Hong Kong, I decided it was a natural monetary choice. Malaysia turned out to be one of my favourite … Continue reading

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I’ve left Korea! First stop, Hong Kong!

After teaching for 17 months I decided to take a little retreat and travel around South East Asia. The plan is Hong Kong –> Malaysia –> Thailand –> Laos –> Cambodia –> Vietnam (maybe) –> Korea –> Canada! Teaching in … Continue reading

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Trick Art

An unusual art exhibit that I’ve been trying to see in various cities in Korea finally came to Daegu! I present you with, Trick Art. And off we go into the real world once again.   *This post is more … Continue reading

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I went to Shanghai…it was pretty cool.

My 2nd visit to the highest populated country in the world was very different from the first. Shanghai was vibrant, animated, sexy, modern, dynamic, very integrated and accepting of western culture. It was everything a vacation should be including visits … Continue reading

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Shanghai for New Year!

  Korean New Year, or Seolnal, is the most traditional holiday in Korea. Having spent last Seolnal in Seoul I decided to go elsewhere this time around. Shanghai is only a 1.5 hour flight away and despite the $70 visa … Continue reading

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Food…nom nom nom

Since I’ve been here over a year and eating in one of my favorite pastimes, I thought a detailed blog post about what I eat everyday was in order. The Korean diet really hasn’t changed much since the beginning of … Continue reading

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North Korea sucks.

Since the North’s attack on November 23rd several people back home have voiced concern about my well-being. I just want to say to everyone I am not worried and I don’t think you should be either. Last time an event … Continue reading

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Happy 빼빼로 Day!

Pepero Day is one the holidays I’ve been most looking forward to while in Korea. It’s a day devoted to giving/receiving long thin cookie sticks dipped in delicious chocolate. It’s comparable to Valentine’s day back home because you’re exchanging candies … Continue reading

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