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Travel Report: Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine – Daegu, South Korea.

Reading from China? This travel report contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! April 2019. Although startlingly underrated on an international level, Daegu is famed across South Korea for its ancient Buddhist sites, European-style churches, one of the country’s finest city lakes and a reputation as the nation’s so-called coffee capital. […]

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Travel Report: First Presbyterian Church of Daegu, South Korea.

April 2019. Wonderboy and I were strolling around Daegu’s historic district when we found ourselves instinctively gazing up at the soaring twin spires of the city’s First Presbyterian Church. It’s literally impossible to miss, perched as it is atop Cheongna Hill and accessed via the dramatic stone steps of Independence Movement Road. So up we […]

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Travel Report: Kawaii Monster Cafe – Harajuku, Tokyo.

February 2019. Another morning in the Japanese capital another amazing, only-in-Tokyo themed café breakfast. This time Wonderboy and I had arrived at The Kawaii Monster Café in the city’s Harajuku district. At reception we were warmly welcomed (Konnichiwaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!) by two giggly women dressed like extras from Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland. Behind them, on a blood-red back […]

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Travel Report: Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary – Kerala, India.

April 2004. Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary was one of Kerala’s most respected elephant training centres. Set in and around the Malayattoor Forest Range on the southern banks of The Periyar River, I came here at the tail end of my India travels in 2004 to meet, feed and wash Kodanad’s community of loveable elephants. April 2004. […]

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Travel Report: Goa, India.

April 2004. When my travel mate Allan and I arrived in Goa we were determined to base ourselves as far away from the party zones as we could. Happily the peaceful Benaulim Beach in Goa’s drowsy north did just the trick. It really was the perfect base for napping, eating, swimming and napping some more […]

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Travel Report: Haus Schwarzenberg Street Art Alley, Berlin.

April 2013. I remember Berlin having a thriving street art scene, with murals, paintings and graffiti literally everywhere. A lot of this stuff you’ll discover naturally on buildings, bridges, doors, windows, tunnels, rubbish bins… you name it. There are also a handful of art zones, many of them delightfully under the radar back when I […]

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