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Chuseok 2016: Five Places to Visit in Korea

So for some, mostly the international school gang, their Chuseok began on Friday at 4:30KST and like most people on holidays, their social media is currently bursting with selfies from all around Asia… and here I am.. sitting in me flat, with me wife, and two crying children, writing this column… Chuseok ain’t what it […]

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Broncos vs Panthers: Super Bowl Sunday 2016 in Seoul

My God, has it really been one year since Pete Carroll had the brain fart of the decade and blew the game for the Seahawks? This year’s matchup pits the old (Peyton “Omaha!” Manning )vs the young (Cam “It was a donation” Newton) and frankly, I think it’s not even going to be close. (More […]

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Welcome a new member of the DerekvsLP family! 

I haven’t been posting much lately because I have been really busy with this little gal! She was born on Tuesday. Meet my sweet Rosie!

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Itaewon Eats 2015 – 50 Restaurants profiled, Interviews with the top Itaewon Chefs/Owners and More!

So finally my secret project is complete! I have been working on Itaewon Eats, which is a book profiling some of the top restaurants in Itaewon. It also takes a look at the people who’ve helped make Itaewon into the cultural melting pot of Seoul. It’s been a journey, and I hope that you will […]

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Patriots vs Seahawks: It’s a Super Sunday in Seoul

Super Bowl Sunday is basically an unofficial holiday in the United States and Canada, where one sits around, drinks and eats a copious amount of food whilst watching an overhyped game on the television. It normally starts with ten hours of pregame, which includes interviews from everyone on the team, including the water boy and […]

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Top 5 Travel Startups To Check Out In 2015

Originally posted on Journalist On The Run:
I have seen a lot of new and interesting travel startups pop up on my various social media feeds over the past few months, many of which I am very excited about trying out. From travel apps that give you the opportunity to to do free accommodation exchanges…

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Visas in South East Asia – The Lowdown

Originally posted on Journalist On The Run:
One of the most stressful things for many people when planning a big trip is working out which countries require a visa, which don’t, how much they cost, where to apply, when to apply and a million other visa related questions. I will try, as best I can, to…