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Strictly: Sand (in my eye!)

When you’re me a new month can only mean one thing: it’s time for another holiday! September was a new month, and so I jetted off to Dubai, to see Barry and my mum and also to see what Dubai is all about. 1,578 more words

Chicken Stew, Korean-style

Chicken Dinner near Seoul National University

On one of our last evenings in Seoul, Inhyuk, Rod’s post-doc, took Rod and I out for dinner at a casual local restaurant near SNU that he used to frequent as a student. 250 more words


Totem Poles in Korea

Jangseung and Sotdae

Extraordinary, striking

A really fascinating part of Korean folk art is totem poles, known as jangseung and Sotdae. We first saw some at the National Folk Museum in Seoul a number of years ago, then at the Nagan Eupseong Folk Village near Suncheon last August. 568 more words


Love Locks in Seoul---LOTS of Love Locks

Love Locks on Namsan, Seoul

Namsan is a 860-foot-high peak in the center of Seoul, that once marked the city’s southern edge. Nowadays it’s home to a number of sights: the iconic N. 455 more words


Lake Bled's Island of Love and Legends

The Island (Otok), on the SW end of the lake, is picturesque and fun to visit, and is often called a fairy-tale island as it seems to float on Lake Bled. 501 more words

Fun Moments

Strictly: Sri Lanka - Part #2

Before I get into the second half of the week I want to take a moment, or five, to talk about food. I like talking about food so this could take a while, be warned! 1,948 more words

Foodie Column: Tasty Tibetan Thenthuk

In the wake of Chinese incorporation of Tibet in 1950, and a subsequent rebellion in 1959, a large population of Tibetan refugees, The Dalai Lama included, fled from their homes and settled in the mountain regions of Nepal and India. 598 more words