Field guide to snowflakes

Here I am, walking to work one day, excited about falling snow and a crisp winter day outside. And then boom! Got hit by a snowflake right in the eye! No worries, I thought to myself, if only I could get a closer look. If you feel like that too, here is a field guide to snowflakes. A clever chap, Kenneth Libbrecht, did some extensive research … Continue reading Field guide to snowflakes

Korean Sauna (Jimjilbang)

Over the last couple of years I came across and visited a number of spas and saunas. There were Turkish, Hungarian, Czech,  Japanese and a more simple more, which I’d like to call gym-style. My favourite one is still Korean Jimjilbang. Koreans take their kimchi seriously, and so they do their saunas. Here are  a few things you should know about local saunas: 1. Pay … Continue reading Korean Sauna (Jimjilbang)