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Feeling Poor at Seoul’s Money Museum

“Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash” – Pink Floyd, Money There are museums you don’t expect to visit on your travels. It’s happened before. I still regret visiting the Icelandic Phallological Museum. But sometimes the unexpected museums are more interesting. Fortunately, the Bank of Korea Money Museum in Seoul was a …

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Seoul at Night

“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” -Vincent Van Gogh Seoul is an amazing metropolis–the towering buildings and modern architecture make it seem overwhelming at times–with history, culture, and international commerce mingling in the streets. It’s fascinating to watch the people throughout the day among the backdrop …

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Protests and Police While Traveling

“And the riot squad they’re restless They need somewhere to go” – Bob Dylan, Desolation Row On this Monday morning I’m still catching up on the chaos in Hong Kong. The Occupy Central and pro-democracy movements came together on September 28, marching through the business districts in Central. The peaceful protest even attempted to leave …

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Out of Seoul

Long conversations beside blooming irises – joys of life on the road  -Bashō Today I depart Seoul after two months of living in a tiny apartment near Toppoki Street (and I’m not really a fan of eating toppoki; it’s not bad, but I just don’t like gluttonous rice cakes much). I’m heading to Italy for a while–I …

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