The 20 Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms in East Asia

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Complete Guide To The Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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…

Cold Season: Protect Yourself With Korean Ginseng

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s the beginning of spring in South Korea, which also means that many people get a nasty cold – including me! As I am writing this, my nose and ears are completely congested and my throat is glazed in mucus. However, the Koreans have a secret weapon against this nasty cold virus: Korean ginseng! This…

The Best Compact Shanghai Itinerary

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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…

The 10 Things You Want To Know Before Traveling South Korea

Reading Time: 7 minutes To be honest, I didn’t know a lot about Korea before I met my husband Jeongsu. Even after we started dating, I couldn’t find a lot of information on what to see and do in Korea. However, since moving to Korea in 2015, I’ve explored a lot of different places and found that there is…

The Most Beautiful Traditional Wear in Asia

Reading Time: 6 minutes Over the past years, one of the best memories I got from traveling have been those when I got to experience traditional wear in different countries. I have dressed up in different Chinese clothing, wore a hanbok in Korea and a kimono in Japan! I absolutely love trying out different traditional wear and it also…

What You Must Eat When In Jeonju

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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…

Watch North Korea from Afar at the DMZ

Reading Time: 3 minutes I’ve always been fascinated by and interested in North Korea. Maybe it’s because of the similar history that Germany shares with the separated Koreas. I’ve watched many amazing speeches from people who made it out of the north (list at the end of the post) and therefore, I absolutely had to visit the border and…

The Safest Countries For Solo Female Travelers

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this awesome post collaboration, some of the best female travel bloggers are sharing their experiences traveling solo. Before I became a seasoned traveler, I wasn’t sure which places were safe for solo female travelers. That’s why I put together this list with many other awesome girl bloggers who love to travel the world. Are you…

5 Romantic Places In Korea You Must Visit

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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…

How to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Korea

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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…

How to Get Reimbursed for a Delayed Flight

Reading Time: 4 minutes Delayed flights are not a rare sight at airports around the globe and are one of the most annoying things for travelers. However, there might be a benefit after all the hassle: a reimbursement! According to the law in different parts of the world, most airlines are required to compensate for delayed flights, which means…

The Best Korean Stews and Soups in Winter

Reading Time: 2 minutes Winter in Korea can be rough. Especially recently, the temperatures have been constantly below 0 here. This is the perfect time of the year to get familiar with the endless soup and stew variety that Korea has to offer.  Here are the best Korean stews and soups to survive a long and bitter cold winter. …

How to See Seoul in 48 Hours: See All of Seoul in 2 Days

Reading Time: 4 minutes Since I am based in Cheongju, in Korea’s Chungbuk Province, 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,…

Visiting the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress in Winter

Reading Time: 2 minutes Suwon is often referred to as the beauty of Joseon architecture and has thus been declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Most people visit the fortress and palace area in Suwon during the warmer months of spring or summer. However, winter can be a very fascinating time to go and check out Suwon! Where?…

Seoul – Beijing: Difference Check!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today’s guest post is the first one of 2016 and a super interesting piece written by my blogger friend Lena who writes about her passion “China” on her own blog. She also talks about interesting cultural issues and China facts on her YouTube channel. Last year, she traveled around Asia and when she was in…

Foodporn in Korea: What To Eat When in Busan

Reading Time: 3 minutes My recent visit to Busan has, once again, shown how big of a foodie I am. Luckily traveling with Jeongsu, he was able to find the local specialty restaurants and places where to try the most authentic food. We even stumbled upon a great snack opportunity by pure chance. The variety of food you can…

SpaLand Busan: Korea’s High-End Jjimjilbang

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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…

Spectacular New Year Ceremonies in Busan

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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…

Rent A Hanbok in Seoul for Stunning Travel Shots

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jeongsu and I decided to dress up in traditional Korean hanbok dressed for our 1 year engagement anniversary and took beautiful photos in Seoul’s Changdeokgung palace and Secret Garden! It’s super easy to rent a hanbok in Seoul is super easy and a great way to get to know local culture. At the same time, it’s a…

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