Korea unveils new cruise missile on Armed Forces Day

Korea unveils new cruise missile on Armed Forces Day

There has been quite a lot of military activity over the past few days, especially in the air space between Seoul and the DMZ where I live, with many military helicopters flying the route daily. I wasn't sure what was happening until I was informed that today was the 65th anniversary of South … [Read more...]

Stunning views of North Korea

Stunning views of North Korea

It's not every day that you go on an adventure with two of your friends, in search of a Fortress, and end up less than 2km from North Korea! Well, that's exactly what happened to me today! As Im living in rural Korea, more than an hour from Seoul, most weekends are spent on the train to the 'big … [Read more...]

The Scariest Place on Earth

The Scariest Place on Earth

With all the recent talk about North and South Korea, I thought I would share this post with you. This time 2 years ago I was living and working in Munsan, a town of about 100,000 only a few KMs from the border with North Korea. Here's what I had to say about it at the time.... Sometimes as I lie … [Read more...]

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Murphys Law: Pray for it to snow on Christmas every year since you were a child and it will never snow. Leave the country for 2 winters in a row, and it will snow more than it did it the previous 2 decades!! Typical!! Ever since winter starting to creep up on us in Korea, the temperature slowly … [Read more...]

Kim Jong Il looking at things

Kim Jong Il looking at things

So, I came across an awesomely hilarious blog today. Like Ronseal, it does exactly what it says on the tin. Kim Jong Il Looking at Things is a photo blog of North Koreas undefeated, satanic leader Kim Jong Il well... looking at things! What is crazy is that he seems to be touring the country and … [Read more...]

Dear North Korea

Dear North Korea

Dear North Korea, I don't think you know me, but I guess it's about time for a formal introduction. My name is Janet, and I moved in with your lovely southerly neighbour 99 days ago. It's, I'm not ashamed to admit, the second longest relationship I've ever had, and it's going strong. We are … [Read more...]

Dirty, Rotten, Scoundrels

Dirty, Rotten, Scoundrels

A four-hour long, yellow, dirty, dust storm shall be filling our skies tonight, following the heavy hail and thunder storms from earlier today. The reason for this sudden crazy weather front? Well, according to my boss, "It's punishment from God for allowing a group of conniving, psychopathic … [Read more...]

Sending Justin Bieber to North Korea?!

Sending Justin Bieber to North Korea?!

So a few months ago, an elaborate viral campaign was set up here, in an attempt to send Justin Bieber on a tour of North Korea.  The head ache enducing starlet wouldn't have stood much a chance of survival in what many people refer to as 'the scariest and most isolated nation on earth'. Even if … [Read more...]