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SpaLand Busan: Korea’s High-End Jjimjilbang

I was a declared jjimjilbang (Korean bathhouse) virgin and even skeptic. I didn’t like the idea of getting into a pool with naked women I didn’t know or having my entire body scrubbed for half an hour while being butt-naked. After a visit to Busan’s SpaLand, everything has changed. You can now call me a jjimjilbang […] Read more…

Spectacular New Year Ceremonies in Busan

I actually didn’t plan on going anywhere for New Year’s but rather travel during the Christmas holidays but I’m so glad that I switched and traveled to Busan for New Year’s! The second largest city in Korea offers spectacular ceremonies to welcome the new year – completely free to everyone!  There are two major New Year’s […] Read more…

Top 5 Christmas Gifts from Korea

The holidays are around the corner and expats are getting ready to send gifts for friends and family back home. It can be quite hard to find unique and interesting gifts. However, the following list is going to make it a lot easier to find affordable presents that are also suitable for a longer transit overseas. […] Read more…

10 Places in Asia To See Before You Die

Asia has become more and more attractive for people from the West to travel to or backpack in. It’s relatively cheap to get around and the cultures are so different from back home that travelers are simply stunned by amazement. There is an endless number of amazing places to see in Asia but these following […] Read more…

Touring the Korean Presidential Exhibition Center

Have you ever heard of the Korean presidential exhibition center, also called Cheongwadae Sarangchae? This past weekend, I had the opportunity to visit this underrated site and was quite impressed! The center is a tourism promotion hall where visitors can see and understand the traditional culture of Korea. It also features official portraits of past […] Read more…

How To Explore Lijiang in 48 Hours

How To Explore Lijiang in 48 Hours

The city of Lijiang is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yunnan province, China. This isn’t a coincidence regarding the city’s beauty, charm and cultural value. After traveling the ancient city of Dali, I only spent a day and a half in this beautiful place. Now, I know how to make to most out of […] Read more…

South Korea’s Hidden Gem: The City of Yeosu

During my Chuseok vacation this year, me and fellow blogger and friend Rafiqua from Rafiqua Israel Express (See Rafiqua’s post about Tongyeong!) took a trip down to the city of Yeosu in Jeollanam-do. We started our journey in Rafiqua’s Korean hometown Pohang and drove down to Tongyeong and Yeosu. If you also want to take a trip […] Read more…

Top 5 Things To Do In Luang Prabang, Laos

To be honest, Laos was never on my travel bucket list and I didn’t know much about this small Southeast Asian country. However, when I knew I had to leave China’s border because of my visa situation at the time, I was attracted by all the great images I saw online. It seemed to be […] Read more…

How To Rent a Kimono in Fukuoka

Before I started working at my school in Korea, I had to go to Japan to get my work visa for Korea. I simply took the KTX to Busan and then the ferry over to Fukuoka, only 3 hours away from the Korean mainland by ferryboat. Besides dealing with visa business, I was able to […] Read more…

5 Top Things To Do in Fukuoka

5 Top Things To Do in Fukuoka

I had the opportunity to travel to Fukuoka to get my Korean E2 work visa. Little did I know that Japan would fascinate me that much! Here’s a list of the top things to do when in Fukuoka! The port city is located on the island of Kyushu, Japan, only a 3-hour ferry ride from South Korea’s Busan […] Read more…