July 20, 2024


Chris Tharp

Chris Tharp

Originally hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Chris Tharp is a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveller (UK), Asia Times, Condé Nast Traveler, and more. He's also the author of two books: “Dispatches from the Peninsula” and “The Worst Motorcycle in Laos.” He lives in Busan, South Korea with his wife and a houseful of animals.


Unpacking South Korea’s strict drug policy amid celebrity scandals

High-profile cases highlight societal expectations and rigid attitudes toward substance abuse and celebrity culture

Chris TharpChris TharpNovember 24, 2023

South Korea’s Jamboree debacle: Implications for the country’s 2030 Expo bid

Allegations of financial malfeasance and lack of preparations for the event could sway BIE voters away from Korea

Chris TharpChris TharpAugust 25, 2023

How Busan hopes to overcome Riyadh’s bid for the World Expo 2030

Cultural cachet meets vast cash reserves as South Korea challenges Saudi Arabia’s capital for the Expo crown

Chris TharpChris TharpJune 20, 2023