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7 things to do this winter in and around Seoul – Head North

October 29, 2010


7) Head North I know I’ve probably mentioned this before, but I’ve often found myself wondering why South Korea doesn’t receive more tourists than it actually does. While this is in many ways a blessing for the people who do actually visit and pretty much have the city to themselves (and the Korean crowd, of […]

7 things to do this winter in and around Seoul – Do something Korean

October 25, 2010


6) Do something Korean Who are the South Koreans?  Mistake them for Japanese or Chinese and they will be deeply offended. After all, the Japanese ruled them forcefully for 50 years, destroyed their palaces and took their women away to be prostitutes for their soldiers, and the Chinese helped North Korea secure its present territory […]

Pictures take you places – Bernese Street Scene

October 22, 2010


In most countries, the capital is where all the action is considered to take place, and for this reason you might be tempted to head to Bern to check out what the scene is like there…but let’s face it. Both Geneva to the West and Zurich to the East dwarf Bern when it comes to […]

7 things to do this winter in and around Seoul – Go beyond the Capital

October 18, 2010


5) Go Beyond the Capital Dwarfed as it is by China to its North and Japan to its South-East, and portrayed in an old saying as being a shrimp between whales, it’s no wonder that many South Koreans think that their country is ‘small’, and I generally laugh at this considering where I come from. However, it is true that […]

Pictures take you places – Coffee on the Limmat

October 15, 2010


On sunny and warm days, there is nothing else I’d rather do than stroll along the Limmat. Of course you could tell me, why not go out into nature instead, which Switzerland has plenty of? True, I would answer, but I’ve always loved cities, and Zurich’s old heart is magnificent, beautifully preserved and elegantly spilling onto the squeaky […]

7 things to do this winter in and around Seoul – Just Walk

October 11, 2010


4) Just Walk Seoul is huge, and the phrase, ‘its main sites are within walking distance of each other’ definitely does not apply to this particular city. Having said that, its public transport, especially its comprehensive underground, is efficient, clean and cheap, and will get you everywhere quickly. But once you do get to where you […]

Pictures take you places – London, children and pigeons

October 8, 2010


Photography is often about moments which make unique photos that can’t be replicated, not with the same person in them, not with the same light, or the same mood. A famous building or monument is not a moment in itself – it’s merely a context anyone with a camera can capture. The following are three shots […]