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How much is rent in Korea?

One of the questions I am frequently asked revolves how expensive it is to live in Korea. Specifically, how much Korean rent is. The answer to that of course varies…

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Korean Ferry Sewol Special Update

Key updates since the April 18th edition of Asia News Weekly regarding the South Korean Ferry, Sewol. For timely updates, follow @AsiaNewsWeekly.

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Sewol updates

A list of updates as of just prior to 4pm KST regarding the Sewol incident in Korea.

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Asia News Weekly – April 18, 2014

The April 18, 2014 edition of the Asia News Weekly Podcast discusses the following stories: •    South Korean Ferry Update •    Is China a master cyber spy? •    North Korean…

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Can I get a job teaching English in Korea?

Jake wrote in asking… I have about 2 and half years left before I can get my bachelors degree in computer information systems. And I was wondering how you feel…

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Iced Beer

For some reason in Korea it’s quite common to find cafes serving up both coffee and beer – not that I’m complaining. But you have to admit, that it isn’t…


Hiking Mt. Pinatubo

While in the Philippines this past winter vacation, Jo and I tried to make the most of it. We of course met up with friends and family, but on our…


Chocolate Tea and other Stuff

Greetings and salutations my excellent friends! As you know, I love coffee. Each year in Seoul, I look forward to the annual Coffee Expo and Cafe Show Expo. Each show…

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Incredible Pizza Vending Machine

My favorite food in the world is pizza. In high school, I had it just about every day for lunch. It’s true. Even these days, I try to have pizza…


How to eat stroopwafels

A few weeks ago while discussing Amsterdam on my radio segment, I mentioned that my favorite treat from The Netherlands was stroopwafels or Dutch waffles. As soon as that VLOG…