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GWANGJU HOUSING BUBBLE?

My area of Gwangju has been experiencing a boom in construction over the last few years. Most of the buildings being put up are either 4-story apartment buildings or restaurants and other businesses. What’s cool is that a few of…

Chuseok

Chuseok: A Korean Holiday of Thanks. Chuseok is a major Korean holiday that is celebrated as a feast of thanksgiving. Much like the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving, Chuseok is celebrated with family and friends, and is a time to celebrate…

Computer Haiku Error Messages

Remember how funny emails used to circulate around the Web? I found these in my Inbox from an email dated October 21, 2000. Some funny computer error messages as Japanese haiku poetry (5-7-5 syllable pattern). Chaos reigns within. Reflect, repent,…

Okinawa’s Churaumi Aquarium

I recently visited the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. It is located in the north of Okinawa, near the city of Nago. The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is apparently the 2nd largest aquarium in the world. There is a giant tank of fish,…

Teach English in Japan

Teaching English in Japan used to be a way for young Westerners just out of university to make $40,000 a year. The responsibilities were low, the people were friendly, and everything was new. The place, of course, was Japan and…
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10 Weird Foods I Ate in Taiwan

Here is some weird food I ate in Taiwan. Chicken Feet This is a chicken foot that I ate. I couldn’t figure out how to eat it at first, but later someone showed me how to eat them. You start…

10 Great Places to Party in Asia

If you want to travel and party, look no further than Asia. From South Korea to Thailand, Asia is THE party destination. Here are 10 of the best places to party in Asia. 1. Koh Phangan, Thailand Photo of Partiers…

20 Amazing Islands to Live on in Asia

1. Palawan Island, Philippines Photo of Beautiful Beach Palawan Island, Philippines © Maks Karochkin Palawan Island was rated by National Geographic Traveler as the Best Island Destination in East and Southeast Asia in 2007 and Island Magazine lists it as…