BUSAN, South Korea -- For those who have spent even a short time living in the Republic of Korea, it is readily evident that anti-Japanese sentiments run strong and hot. On one level, it makes sense that ordinary Koreans would have a strong sense of grievance associated with the prior Japanese occupation. In the early days of the Republic, elite politicians worked frantically against the accusations that South Korea was home to the “collaborators.” Indeed, anti-Japanese rhetoric has been a mainstay of South Korean politics.
BUSAN, South Korea -- Starting this month, World Business Class travelers with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines can enjoy comfortable seating that’s never been offered by any other carrier. All 747-400 aircraft in the KLM fleet have been fitted with all new cabin interiors featuring the new full-flat seat.
The idea behind this upgrade is to accentuate an at-home feeling for Business Class customers on long flights. The new full-flat seat’s ability to fully recline into a flat position offers customers optimum comfort.
SULAWESI, Indonesia -- My eyebrows barely had time to fall back to their normal position when I asked an excitable local to repeat himself. “I ate bats with Bill Bailey!” he repeated, referring, presumably, to the British comedian. But how? Why?
Allow me to rewind the story a bit.