Korea
 
 
 
Adventures in Backpackistan!
 
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jjimjilbang3-1
jjimjilbang3-1

THE JJIMJILBANG DIARIES (Part 2): The Gateway to Hell is in The Basement of a Seoul Department Store

This is the second half of the two part saga The Jjimjilbang Diaries. To read the first half, check out “The Jjimjilbang Diaries (Part One): Six Days Naked in a Hot Tub Full of Old, Dirty Korean Men FOR SURVIVAL“ Il...
 
Adventure
 
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jjimjilbang2-5
jjimjilbang2-5

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

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 karaoke tr...
 
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

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. By mi...

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

A Dream Deferred: The End of Backpackology?

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 mysterious Chi...
 
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)

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 globe;’...