The Penis Park of South Korea

Best Wishes, Looking at Art, Status Symbols

At Haesindang Park, there are penis wind chimes and totem poles, veiny canons made of iron and a row of fully clothed life-size statues masturbating as their dogs look on.

A Repressed Widow

Best Wishes

"The only remedy for this malady is found in a man’s pants," said Baba Jela after peering into the coffee cup.

There Once Was a Hospital

Best Wishes, Telenovelas

It was once said that those who died in San Juan de Dios went straight to heaven.

Chiva Express

Transport, Best Wishes, Tours

Usually given the names of women, these ungainly buses are baptized by village priests with a few drops of holy water.

Death is a Party

Transport, Superheroes, Best Wishes

This is no political rally, no carnival nor religious pilgrimage. This rumbling caravan of cars, bikes and people is a funeral.

All the King’s Women

Beijing, Best Wishes

Scarlet neck-ties. Hammers and sickles. Pendulous red curtains. President Hu Jintao summarizing an entire decade in a single speech.