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jjimjilbang2-5
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THE JJIMJILBANG DIARIES (Part 1): Six Days Naked in a Hot Tub Full of Old, Dirty Korean Men FOR SURVIVAL

Tweet Illustrations by, Jacquie Spadano and Ross Doran.  ************************ I had not seen sunlight in over four days, but I knew it was nighttime. I could tell because the Koreans were singing again; their harrowing kara...
 
 
Postcard
 
panda
panda
panda

Weekly Postcard: Sichuan, China

Tweet GoPro: check. New camera: check. Laptop: check. New content: currently in the making. Thanks again to everyone who donated!! New stories coming next Tuesday, March 19. To hold you over in the meantime, here’s a deli...
 
 
Backpackology 101
 
Radiation Run-61a
Radiation Run-61a
Radiation Run-61a

Club Rat: A Penny-Pincher’s Deplorable Guide to Partying Big While Spending Little

Tweet I once read in the book of life that if you sleuce enough alcohol at a problem, it will go away. I’ve recently tested this theory with trials because I am a strong advocate of the scientific method, and also an alcoholic....
 

 
China
 
Radiation Run-1
Radiation Run-1
Radiation Run-1

A Dream Deferred: The End of Backpackology?

Tweet When I finally penned my response to Men’s Journal (at three in the morning) (over one week late), I was sitting amongst cockroaches on my hotel room floor, stripped down to my underwear, high as a rocket ship on mysterio...
 
 
Bizarre
 
Kazakh Eagle Festival-2
Kazakh Eagle Festival-2
Kazakh Eagle Festival-2

A Steppe Too Far?: Eagle Hunters, Cultural Darwinism, and Getting Banned in Kazakhstan

Tweet At 4:27PM, on the afternoon of October 29th, I received an e-mail from an acquaintance in Almaty, informing me that Backpackology has been banned in Kazakhstan. When my initial laughter subsided, my amusement faded into c...
 
 
Adventures in Backpackistan!
 
Postcard from Seoul-4
Postcard from Seoul-4
Postcard from Seoul-4

Off the Eaten Path: A Culinary Tour of Korea (Part One)

Tweet At first, I thought it was dead. At least in most corners of the globe, this is what you assume when something is placed before you on a platter and you are handed metal chopsticks. But this was not ‘most corners of the g...