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Read the ramblings of a middle-aged American teacher, writer and soccer coach teaching English in Seoul, South Korea since August, 2008. Expect entries on education, lesson planning, politics, soccer, food, culture ... and travel
Pyeongchang In Seoul
2018-02-12 12:23
When I went to the US Embassy to collect my new passport, prior to my trip on Wednesday to Cambodia, I noticed that KT (Korea Telecom) had some kind of whiz-bang Pyeongchang Olympics-related… Read More
2017-04-22 11:19
I met The Stumbler for lunch today at Sindorim. Sindorim, for the uninitiated, is the location of one of Seoul's busiest subway stations, on one end of which is TechnoMart, a ten story mall… Read More
13th Yeouido Spring Blossom Festival
2017-04-09 11:28
There are only so many good photo ops at the Cherry Blossom Festival, so I have used this one virtually every year--it has cherry blossoms, the Han River and the Seoul skyline. Of course, t… Read More
Spring Is Just Around The Corner
2017-03-30 12:31
Tomorrow is Korean baseball's Opening Day, so today is a good time to post some flower photos. Every year I've been here, this has been an obligatory post in late March, starting with 2009… Read More
Laos, 2017: Food
2017-03-19 14:04
The Mekong River originates in China, runs through the middle of Laos, then along the border of Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, through the middle of Cambodia, and finally enters the South Chin… Read More
Laos, 2017: Bamboo Tree Cooking Class
2017-03-18 14:53
I did a cooking class today [Dec. 31, 2016] at Bamboo Tree which began at 9:00, with 14 students. The first two hours involved signing in, waiting then traveling across town to the large we… Read More
Laos, 2017: Temples
2017-03-15 12:45
Temples, Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, whatever, are usually beautiful examples of human craftmanship. They are also a window into humans' ability to deceive themselves. Case in point, "That… Read More
Laos, 2017: Luang Prabang
2017-03-14 15:51
My Laos trip coincided with the Christmas and New Year holiday. In my last post, I mentioned the grueling trip north from Vientiane, but my arrival in Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of L… Read More
Laos, 2017: Vientiane
2017-03-14 13:32
Taxi from the airport was 57,000 Kip, about 7 USD. Immediately prior to that, though, I made the stupidest mistake I've ever made in my travels. I made sure to count my money at the currenc… Read More
New Apartment In Deungchon-dong
2017-03-05 10:22
I stayed in my old apartment--room--for six months, which is four months too long. Though I liked the school and the colleagues, and felt very welcome there, there was virtually nothing I l… Read More

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