Top 10 Destinations for Solo Female Travel in Asia

Reading Time: 7 minutes If you’re a woman who loves exploring new places on your own, consider adding Asia to your travel list. This vast continent consists of so many beautiful countries, and it is undoubtedly a traveler’s paradise.  If you are not sure about which country is best to visit, I’m excited to share my top 10 locations…

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A Guide to Buddha’s Birthday Celebrations in Korea

Reading Time: 7 minutes Siddhartha Gautama Buddha was the founder of Buddhism. He attained enlightenment after renouncing worldly and materialistic pleasures as a former Prince. Buddha’s birthday typically falls in the months of April or May, though it usually varies from one year to another in the Western Gregorian Calendar. During leap years, it may be celebrated in June. …

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Haman Nakhwa Nori: The Traditional Korean Fireworks Festival

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Nakhwa Nori Fireworks festival in Haman, South Korea, is a spectacular event that has been celebrated for centuries. During the festival, traditional Korean fireworks light up the night sky, creating a breathtaking display of color and light. In addition to the fireworks, visitors can also enjoy traditional Korean music and dance performances, making the…

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Visiting South Korea Temples and Shrines: A Spiritual Journey

Reading Time: 10 minutes South Korea has an extremely rich culture of various religious, spiritual, and philosophical beliefs. The diversity of these beliefs is evident in how harmoniously traditional, native Shamanism coexists with religions such as Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam, and the philosophy of Confucianism. If you’re looking to embark on a spiritual journey by visiting South Korea temples…

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Get To Know South Korea Through Its Street Food

Reading Time: 7 minutes Visiting South Korea? If you want to experience South Korea through your taste buds, you’d be missing out if you stuck to fine dining establishments. South Korea has some of the most amazing street food. It won’t cost you much but it can leave you happy and satisfied. Get to know the best street food…

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My Budget Watcher’s Guide to Planning a Trip to South Korea

Reading Time: 7 minutes South Korea is the ideal tourist destination for anyone who enjoys ramyeon, k-dramas, k-pop, and street fashion. The country’s rich culture and plethora of adventure opportunities draw millions of travelers that visit each year. The government also provides many incentives for visitors to spend a lot of time in the country.  South Korea will not…

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South Korea’s Beaches: The Best Places To Swim, Sunbathe and Relax

Reading Time: 6 minutes From its rich culture and history to its delicious cuisine and vibrant cities, South Korea is a dream destination for many reasons. But many travelers don’t know that South Korea also has some pretty nice beaches.  Whether you’re looking to swim, sunbathe, or simply relax, South Korea beaches promise the perfect escape from the hustle…

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Ultimate Guide to the Angkor Wat Temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Reading Time: 16 minutes Visiting the breathtaking Angkor Wat is on the bucket list for many travelers coming to Asia. This 12th-century ancient temple complex in Cambodia, will transport you back in time with its grand scale and intricate details.Imagine wandering through 400 square kilometers of history and culture, taking in the beauty of each unique temple and the…

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How to Navigate Public Transportation in South Korea

Reading Time: 8 minutes Public transportation is a crucial aspect of daily life in South Korea and is widely used by locals and tourists alike. The country has a comprehensive and highly efficient transportation system that includes buses, taxis, and trains, which make it a breeze to get around.  As you plan your South Korea itinerary, you can get…

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Exploring South Korean Nightlife: Bars, Clubs, and Live Music

Reading Time: 7 minutes South Korea is famed for its stunning natural landscapes, high-tech modern cities, lip-smacking cuisine, and other cultural delights.  If you’re a night crawler looking to explore South Korea’s nightlife, this country can make every party animal’s dream come true. Raring to paint the town red in South Korea? Here are the best bars, clubs, and…

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The 10 Best South Korea National Parks You Need to Visit

Reading Time: 8 minutes South Korea is famous for its modern cities, fashion, beauty, food, entertainment, and more. But this peninsular country also has an abundance of breathtakingly beautiful national parks. Its parks are a mix of rocky regions, coastal territories, and historic sites. Together, they help preserve the country’s rich beauty, lush terrain, heritage, and culture. If you’re…

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5 Reasons Why a TEFL/TESOL Certification is a Must-Have for Teaching English Abroad

Reading Time: 5 minutes Teaching English abroad has been an extremely popular career path. It’s ideal for anyone wanting to move and experience life in a different country. Having a TEFL/TESOL certification typically is the first step of this journey. There are many reasons to take a TEFL/TESOL course and get certified but better teaching opportunities (especially in countries…

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10 Tips for Stunning Photography at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul

Reading Time: 8 minutes Welcome to my guide on stunning photography at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul! As a passionate travel photographer for years, I’ve visited this iconic and historic landmark more times than I can count. With its grand architecture, beautiful gardens, and rich cultural history, Gyeongbokgung Palace is a must-visit destination for photographers of all levels. In this…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Korean Cuisine: 10 Dishes to Try in South Korea

Reading Time: 7 minutes Korean cuisine is a reflection of the country’s rich history and cultural traditions. From fermented vegetables and grilled meats to rice-based dishes and seafood, Korean food offers a wide range of flavors and textures for diners to enjoy. If you’re new to Korean food, here are 10 dishes you should try during your visit to…

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The Ultimate Travel Packing List for South Korea

Reading Time: 9 minutes Are you planning a trip to South Korea? Then it’s important to make sure you have everything you need to make your trip a success! Packing for a trip can be a daunting task, especially if you are visiting a new and unfamiliar place. To help you get started, I put together this awesome packing…

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The 10 Best Ski Resorts in South Korea

Reading Time: 7 minutes Do you want to go skiing in Korea? With more than 70% of the country being mountainous, there are lots of options! Most ski resorts are located in the Gangwon-do area, which isn’t too far from Seoul, but you can also find some ski resorts in the southern part of the country that are worth…

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5 Must-Try Local Food in Japan

Reading Time: 3 minutes Japan is the perfect holiday location for plenty of reasons, a couple of them being its rich historical and cultural background and striking natural grounds. However, a huge part adding to the appeal is their cuisine! With multiple unique meals following Japanese heritage, their gastronomy ranks exceptionally high in the world.  So, make it a…

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3 Days in Bangkok: What To See & Do | Complete Guide

Reading Time: 10 minutes Looking for a Bangkok itinerary that ticks all the boxes? Look no further! 2 or 3 days in Bangkok is a great amount of time to see the city and this Bangkok itinerary will help you make the most out of every minute. Places mapped by Wanderlog, the best trip planner app on iOS and…

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A Guide to Beopjusa Temple in Songnisan National Park

Reading Time: 6 minutes Visiting a temple in Korea is like traveling back in time to a place of peace and tranquility. Beopjusa Temple in Boeun is no exception. If you enjoy Korean temples, be sure to drop by Beopjusa and discover its 1,500-year old history. You won’t regret it. The History of Beopjusa Temple Beopjusa Temple was built…

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A Guide to Deoksugung Palace: The Smallest of Seoul’s Palaces

Reading Time: 8 minutes Deoksugung Palace is one of Seoul‘s five main palaces. During the Joseon monarchy, members of Korea’s Royal Family lived there until Korea was annexed by Japan in 1910. It is one of the “Five Grand Palaces” built by the Joseon Dynasty’s kings and a major National Historic Site. Come and walk into the ancient world…

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