Category Archives: Korea

The Korean Ferry SInking

In the BBC’s report of the ongoing Korean ferry sinking, this line stood out (in the analysis, off to the side): The speed with which it flipped over and sank is a major concern. This is a well-known problem with … Continue reading

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A Day of Surprises

That went well.  Getting my visa took a mere 30 minutes, 20 minutes of which was queueing and the rest waiting for it to be processed.  Everything is possible in Russia provided you pay, in this case the charge being … Continue reading

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Back in Seoul

I’m writing this from a hotel room in Seoul, where I’ve found myself for a couple of days for a visa run. I flew out of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk this morning on that well-known international airline, SAT Airways.  Our aircraft was a … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Seoul

Well, my time in Seoul is almost at an end, and I should be on the half-past midnight flight back to Dubai this evening. It has been hard work, long hours, and damned cold. It has snowed twice this week, … Continue reading

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Kyongbokkung Palace

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Images of Seoul

Old and New Don’t ask. Who knows what lies within? Insadong street gets lively on a weekend. Starbucks are everywhere in Seoul. This one is unusual in that the signage is in the local language.

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The Korean War Memorial

It was very cold on Saturday night, and when I got up the next morning everything was covered in several inches of thick white snow. As planned, I went to the Korean War Memorial on Sunday, which is actually a … Continue reading

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More on Seoul

Apologies for the lack of posts about Seoul. Truth is, for the first time in my life I’ve actually had to do some work. I’ve been in engineering meetings every day from 8:00am until 7:00pm every day, and it gets … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Seoul

I am now in Seoul, capital of the Republic of South Korea, and by some measures the world’s most populous city, bigger even than New York, London, and Moscow with over 10 million people living here. The first thing that … Continue reading

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Ah’m a Seoul Man

Blogging for the next month or so will be taking place from Seoul, South Korea where I am going to be carrying out some technical work for a project of ours. Let’s see what I can see.

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