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Interview with Rob Whyte, Lonely Planet Korea author


Interesting Q&A blog entry on life as Lonely Planet Korea author

Originally posted on Outside Looking In:


Anyone who travels and writes has at some point thought about being a travel writer. For most of us, that dream remains confined to diaries, blogs, local websites, and missives to our friends and family back home, but some itinerant scribes of course do make the leap to professional travel writing. Rob Whyte is an instructor at Busan University of Foreign Studies, and he’s also been a part-time travel writer for about the past ten years. He co-authored editions six, seven, and eight of the Lonely Planet Korea guidebooks, and has a host of other travel-related writing to his credit, including other upcoming Lonely Planet publications on ethnic food.

I recently had the pleasure of joining Rob on an early morning hike from Haeundae to Songjeong Beach via the Moontan Road, a shady wooded trail that snakes around Dalmaji Hill past urban farms, outdoor gyms, and over the tracks…

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Re-post: Following John Birmingham’s interesting piece in yesterday’s Sydney Morning Herald asserting that Australians are soft and materialistic, unable to cope with the next, presumably coming, depression; and with the ongoing troubles in the Euro zone particularly in regards with Greece, the recent downturn of the Aussie dollar and share market, and seemingly constant layoffs and increasing ‘casualisation’ of the Australian workforce I thought it might be interesting to re-visit a topic oft-off the radar as if it’s something too catastrophic to even contemplate.

The topic is Peak Oil, with particular focus on peak oil activist Michael Ruppert and his tireless efforts in bringing greater knowledge and attention to this issue. Whether you believe we have passed/are on the brink of passing/are years or even decades off reaching peak oil, and whether you think peak oil is a myth/sustainable energy will replace non-renewable resources relatively comfortably or believe that Mike…

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