1. Pretend you’re Tattoo from Fantasy Island and yell, “Da plane! Da Plane!” everytime you see one
In his novel Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts wrote that “The Indians are the Italians of Asia”.
At first I thought that Roberts’ words were a liberal stretch of the imagination. But after various visits to Italy, I’ve come to realise that the two countries have more in common than just the enigmatic Mrs Sonia Gandhi. Continue reading
1. Ginseng cures everything (including impotence…)
Yes, this is a picture of the men’s urinal, taken by M. (I must stress…) at the top of the Namsen Tower in Seoul.
As you can see the men are treated to a magnificent view of the city. The women are that not lucky.
Jejudo. M. and I had visions of a small, sun kissed ‘island’ where we could relax, kick back and enjoy – after all it’s South Korea’s number one honeymoon spot.
After reading about the various marvels of nature on this volcanic island, I romanticised about exploring them on foot during the day while spending the evening on a beach (Margarita in hand…) listening to the waves lapping up against Jejudo’s shores. If Jejudo was like Fogo – the Cape Verdian volcanic island whose wild beauty will draw in even the most cynical of tourists – then we were in for a treat. Continue reading
We arrived in South Korea just a few weeks before Buddha’s birthday. At the time I did chide myself for not having timed our visit better. But every cloud has a silver lining and ours came in the form of an impromptu bus trip to the mountain temple town of Heinsa. Continue reading
So instead let me tell you about the Museum called “Love Land” that M. and I visited on the island of Jeju, in South Korea. Continue reading