Surprisingly, we haven’t had too much holiday talk at Gadling this week. Oh, there’s been the odd post about winter driving, but if I had to pull out a theme for the week, it would be Asia. So, here’s a rundown of all things related to the wonderful East:
- Neil continues his infiltration of North Korea, introducing us to the art and culture of Pyongyang and the city’s sexy traffic girls.
- Would you like a side of whale bacon with your eggs and toast? Matt dishes up the fat on Japanese delicacies.
- Kelly takes us to Chinatowns around the world — or at least to the New York exhibit that covers over 100 Chinatowns.
- Abha urges us to eat from a dead body in India — it’s lucky, she promises!
- Jamie discusses the New York Philharmonic’s future visit to North Korea in her post Western culture meets Pyongyang.
- Brett clues us in on the exhibition tour of a possibly fake Terracotta Army from Xian.
That’s six, but are you really counting? Also hot this week is the debate over stainless steel or plastic water bottles (there’s a nasty rumor going around that Nalgene bottles leech potentially cancer-causing toxins), the sad story of an $85,000 phone bill, and Northwest Airlines’ flight attendants’ new uniforms.