Google Maps won’t help you much in Seoul…

That could be my whole blog post. Just a PSA. Google Maps in Seoul is like Apple Maps was when they launched — dangerously inaccurate. *I don’t know what is helpful on iOS. I traveled last year with Android only, and my searches so far on iOS are coming up short.* So what should you use? Anything OSM-based isn’t too bad. I really like OSMAnd. … Continue reading Google Maps won’t help you much in Seoul…

And I will fly ten thousand miles…

Contemplating FOSS4G 2015, Seoul, South Korea | SEPTEMBER 14TH – 19TH, 2015, but don’t speak Korean? That’s ok. You will be treated oh so well even without Korean. But…  if you want to show your hosts and hostesses a little care in return, maybe learn a little basic Korean. I highly recommend the sweetandtasty channel on YouTube, starting with the word “Love” or “sarang”. You’ll … Continue reading And I will fly ten thousand miles…

Korean Phonetics and Hangul

Introduction: I learn topics better if I talk and write about them. If you have been following this blog for long, you’ll know that I am always willing to post half-learned knowledge here. Today, it will be the Korean alphabet, Hangul. What I like about learning Korean (people, food, culture, letters, language) is that, like culture in general, it is a complicated, many faceted and … Continue reading Korean Phonetics and Hangul

And I will fly ten thousand miles…

Contemplating FOSS4G 2015, Seoul, South Korea | SEPTEMBER 14TH – 19TH, 2015. It’s only 18 cents a mile to get there from Cleveland, but only 0.11 dollars a kilometer, because the metric system is more economical. If you need inspiration for your own travels to Korea, Mr. Sanghee Shin has that for you. He starts with technology, food, arts, culture, economic potential, but also solicits … Continue reading And I will fly ten thousand miles…