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The Compact Xi’an Itinerary

Hands down, Xi’an is one of my favorite places I’ve traveled to in China. The city has something so unique and special about it that you simply cannot find anywhere else! Due to its boom in the Tang Dynasty, when Arabian and Persian traders carried on business and settled in the city, the Muslim influence is […] Read more…

The Best Cherry Blossom Spots Around Asia

The cherry blossom season is in full bloom and the trees are ready to shine like the stars around the Asian continent. Spring marks the start of warm fuzzy feelings within when the weather gets warmer and people are leaving their wintery nests and venture out and explore. Social media is currently exploding with breathtaking […] Read more…

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

Spring has finally arrived and the whole country of South Korea seems to be undergoing a transformation! Everywhere in the country you can see an ocean of white cherry blossoms, however the most spectacular place to see them must be the city of Jinhae on the southern tip of the Peninsula! Each year the town […] Read more…

The Best Compact Shanghai Itinerary

Are you traveling to China and want to see as many awesome places as you can in a short time? If so, you probably shouldn’t spend too much time exploring Shanghai, China’s second largest metropolis, and rather invest more time in admiring China’s natural beauties such as the marvelous karst hills in Guilin or the […] Read more…

What You Must Eat When In Jeonju

Jeonju is one of my favorite places in South Korea. It’s a wonderful city with a huge traditional hanok village where you can experience Korean traditions to the fullest. The town doesn’t only attract thousands of visitors due to the beautiful architecture or historical value but a big portion of the tourists, both local and […] Read more…

Top 100 International Exchange & Expat Blog Results

The results are in for the 2016 Top 100 International Exchange & Expat Blog voting and OMG was I happy to read:   Dear Linda, Many congratulations: your blog Linda Goes East was voted among the top 100 international exchange and expats blogs in IX16 on bab.la! We love your blog and so did your […] Read more…

5 Romantic Places In Korea You Must Visit

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Do you live in Korea and are looking for something special to do on Valentine’s Day? Jeongsu and I are getting ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day and are looking for some romantic places in Korea to visit. Whether you’re alone or with your partner in crime, the following five places are worth checking out for this special […] Read more…

How to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Korea

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I love local Asian traditions and customs like no other and was especially happy about spending my first Seollal 설날, Korean Lunar New Year, with my fiancé Jeongsu and his family. I stayed with the family, living in a small countryside village, for a few days and took part in their traditions for the Lunar […] Read more…

Themed Cafes in Seoul: Princess Diary

Seoul is full of fun and interesting things to do. One of the many things I love about the city are its many themed cafes! There seems to be a cafe for everybody’s taste: Hello Kitty cafe, cat cafe, dog cafe, raccoon cafe, doll cafe, and for the girls: a princess cafe. This is exactly […] Read more…

How to See Seoul in 48 Hours

Now that I live in Cheongju, it’s quite easy to take a 1.5 hour bus ride to Seoul and enjoy the beautiful capital of Korea. Seoul has many beautiful spots and must-see historic places you just have to check out when in town. If you only have a limited amount of time, here’s my go-to […] Read more…