The Chinese New Year has come and the Year of the Horse has officially begun. I was lucky enough to be in Hong Kong during the celebrations and got a first hand look at how the Chinese celebrate their biggest holiday of the year.
As of January 13th of this month, the city of Bangkok, Thailand has been shutdown in a political protest against widespread government corruption.
I have one rule that’s never failed to serve me well when travelling in Asia. Always try the noodle soup. Thailand is certainly no exception. Here’s part two of a slightly obsessive series on noodle soups in Asia.
A Sumo wrestler takes a phone call in Asakusa, Toyko, Japan. Sumo has been rapidly declining in popularity throughout Japan as interest shifts toward modern sports. (Photo by Michael Johnstone)
Ask anyone who’s travelled abroad and they’ll probably be able to give you a tonne of travel tips. From packing one’s suitcase to finding cheap accommodations, every traveler has something to say about pretty much everything. But there’s one rule I follow above all others.
Perhaps we’ve all had our share Gangnam Style and Gentleman, but fortunately there’s a new weirdo in town. Say hello, or rather, yeoboseyo to K-Pop’s newest quirky star.
My students never fail to make me laugh. Their brains run off in often mysterious directions. So when it came time to study the classic (but rather dry) Frog and Toad All Year, I turned pictures from the book into comic strip for them to caption. Here’s what they came up with.
A surly doll glowers at customers at a cafe in Samcheong, Seoul, South Korea. Samcheong is one of Seoul’s most popular districts where traditional hanok houses collide with european and ultramodernist architecture.