China’s Alexandria

I can’t really give a first impression of Shanghai. Not because of things mentioned in the previous post, but because of the fact that many ambivalent and wildly contrasting emotions hit me when I finally ventured into this urban maze housing over 25 million souls. I can’t really make too much sense of what befell…

Perfect

Walking around Seoul, I cannot shake off the impression of being in a society that resembles the future far more than anything else in the Old World. Not even the New World tries to be its logical extreme yet. But Seoul does not hinder the future’s becoming. Like its now increasingly Christian population, it wants the…

Icarus at the bazaar

Waiting for my plane in Brussels, I knew I was in for a long journey, by modern standards. It would take me almost a full day to get from the capital of Europe to that skyscraping hive of people in the Orient. I wasn’t particularly looking forward to it, if I have to be honest.…