Well. This is one for the records. Admittedly, I was considering starting this post with a pun about the world not ending in 2012, but still being explosive (harhar), but then thought I’d spare you. We could do with less cheesy hyperboles. But honestly – it’s difficult to explain the immensity of …read more
There is a truly terrifying thought running through my head right now. I have four days left in Korea. After two years of living in Seoul, the adventure here is ending. While I know, with 110% certainty, that it has to end, that it’s absolutely the right thing and time for a …read more
A bottle of wine will get me to do anything. Well, almost anything. A few months ago, my buddies Dan & Suyeon, whose unbelievable wedding happened earlier this year, asked me to take their wedding portraits. It was a huge surprise and I almost turned them down out of apprehension. My photography …read more
The bride was beautiful. A few weeks ago, two friends of mine were married in a traditional Korean ceremony here in Seoul. There were palanquins, traditional musicians, and white guys in hanbok. Even outside of the general elation that was going around just to see our friends shack up, it was one …read more
This was my weekend to feel like a panda. Damyang has been on my Korea bucket list for a while, as it’s known around the country for its bamboo forests. Since its annual festival came around last weekend, two friends and I finally had a concrete excuse to go. Stalls with bamboo …read more
It’s that retrospective time of year! 2011 has been amazing, to say the least, and as 2012 is just around the corner, I thought I’d take a minute to look back on some of the adventures that really stood out. This list is in no exact order, but all 11 of these …read more
Just as evening chanting began, the storm rolled in. We could hear it outside – the wind barrelling through the trees, the thunder cracking in the distance, and the torrents of rain coming down over the roof. Somehow, we’d made it inside the main temple hall just as the height of the …read more
Sometimes, you need the plane ticket. Sometimes, you need the novelty of the foreign. But sometimes, all you need is a group of friends, a pension on the beach, perfect weather and a birthday to celebrate. And if you add in cartwheel races, a hot grill and s’mores to go, fireworks and …read more
It’s an understatement to say that Seoul has a thriving café culture. I don’t think I’ve ever encountered a city with quite so many cafés all over, in every nook and cranny, tiny unique one-shots outnumbering the big chains, places with hand-written menus and strange knick-knacks covering the walls. And I don’t …read more
- What’s up with Tbilisi, Georgia? LOVE IS. 22 October, 2012
- Swimming in the River Kwai: The joy of ditching plans 25 January, 2013
- Life at the #BlogHouse: serious intimidation in Besalu, Spain 11 October, 2012
- Broken bones, insane travels and life-upheaval: 2012 in review 31 December, 2012
- Bright stars and woodsmoke: A week on a farm in Thailand 10 February, 2013
- If you give a kid a camera…: Photos by Lantan kids in Laos 11 May, 2013
- 5 Things from the West I Didn’t Know I Missed 3 May, 2013
- Menorca: A Hidden Mediterranean Island Paradise 22 April, 2013
- Folk religion in Burma: Nat worship at Mount Popa 16 April, 2013
- Burma: Believe the Hype 19 March, 2013
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