From July 2010

Finding Serenity in Sokcho

Sokcho (속초) is a small city on the north-east coast of South Korea along the 38th Parallel, in close proximity to North Korea. While the city in itself doesn’t have much to attract visitors (think 1970’s grey apartment blocks) the nearby Seoraksan National Park (설악산) is renowned for being one of the most beautiful in the country. I took a trip to see for myself… Read more

Julio Mexican Diner & Cafe

On my first night in Seoul during my previous visit I went out for dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Gangnam that I’d seen recommended on Seoul Eats. Strangely enough I’d never eaten Mexican food before so was keen to try it out. Even more strange that my first time to eat it would be in South Korea… Read more

Jeonju Photo Walk – Part 3

We conclude our photographic journey around Jeonju in South Korea (Pt. 1 & 2) on the third and final day of my stay there. With only half a day left before heading back to the crowds in Seoul it was definitely time to take advantage of the relaxing surroundings of the Hanok Village… Read more

The Future of Mac OS X, iOS and iDevices

It seems fairly obvious that Apple is betting the future of computing on multi-touch interfaces built around a two-tiered architecture of browser-based HTML5 web apps and local apps more closely tied to the operating system – iOS. Google are also taking a similar path, albeit with a more web-centric approach. I’ve been thinking about this recently and want to talk a little about where I see it all going. Read more

Samgyetang Ginseng Chicken Soup

On my second day in Jeonju I had a chance to sample a dish I hadn’t had in Korea before; Samgyetang (삼계탕), which literally translates as “‘ginseng chicken soup” and is traditionally served in the summer for its supposed nutrients, which replace those lost through excessive sweating and physical exertion during the hot weather. Read more

Jeonju Photo Walk – Part 2

My second, but first full day in Jeonju was spent leisurely exploring the Hanok Village (day 1 here). As it was a Monday morning there weren’t very many people around and many of the shops were closed but this gave us the advantage of having the place to ourselves and there was still plenty to see… Read more

Replacing Embedded Flickr Photos

Flickr has long been the platform of choice for many amateur photographers and bloggers to host and share their photos. It’s simple interface and large active community make it an all round great choice and by using the service to host their photos bloggers can also save a considerable amount of money on bandwidth costs. Read more