I read on the internet that some evidence points towards North Korea as a possible aggressor behind the recent cyber attack that affected more than 100 countries. That is very hard for me to believe. How can a country that has only 28 websites and a population that is basically unable to use a computer […]
During my recent trip to North Korea, I had bought lots of local literature, hoping to better understand this isolated country. Every once in a while I will share here excerpts from these books. Today you can read about Kim Jong Suk and the moment she gave birth to Kim Jong Il. In front […]
It may be only a coincidence that Trump authorized the bombing of the Syrian military base exactly when China’s Xi Jinping is visiting him in the US. But Trump is known for trying to show strength, almost in a provocative way, during meetings with other leaders. Do you remember the handshakes? Or the lack of […]
I’ve been in Malaysia recently, and I remembered an experience I had the previous time I was there. It was late in the night, we had just landed in Kuala Lumpur, and we were in a rush to take a taxi to our hotel. We soon realized that is pointless to bargain for a better […]
It’s that part of the year again – when flowers are blossoming, and people in Shanghai are visiting the parks with large parterres on display. Apparently, the Spring blossom is quite a thing in many parts of Asia, with many getting excited about it.
Better to kill an innocent by mistake than spare an enemy by mistake. – Pol Pot I go on Facebook these days, and I see lots of posts about Angelina Jolie’s upcoming movie – First, they killed my father.
I’ve only spent the Chinese New Year’s Eve in China once since I moved there 2.5 years ago. In the two other occasions, I preferred to travel in the neighboring countries. This year I happened to be in Bangkok during the CNYE, and I went on purpose to China Town, to check if anything special […]
Before coming to Cambodia, I didn’t even know this museum exists. I saw a leaflet in the lobby of the hotel where I was staying in Siem Reap and so I decided to visit it. I didn’t expect this will turn into such an interesting experience – but not for the reasons you might expect.