A Visit To The Cheongju Early Printing Museum

Reading Time: 3 minutes When in Cheongju, you’re going to see one name pop up all over town: Jikji. But who or what is that? I finally made it to the place with all the answers: the Cheongju Early Printing Museum. My new Korean hometown is famous for being home to Jikji, the world’s oldest extant book printed with…

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Top 5 Things To Do In Luang Prabang, Laos

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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…

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The Top 10 South Korean Foods To Try

Reading Time: 4 minutes Korean cuisine is famous all over the world and seems to be quite “in” at the moment as you can see it being featured in many “Asian fusion” restaurants in major cities around the globe. However, it’s still not quite that common and easy to find in the West, especially where there isn’t a large…

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How To Rent a Kimono in Fukuoka

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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…

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5 Top Things To Do in Fukuoka

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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…

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How To Get Your Korean E2 Work Visa in Japan

Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ve had lots of trouble getting my Korean work visa in time in order to start teaching English in Korea. Eventually, I decided to go to Japan and get it there. This was the best decision I could have possibly made! It was a super easy process, saved me money and I was able to…

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South Korea – Japan Ferry: Easy Guide!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Unlike China, South Korea doesn’t offer a variety of interesting neighboring countries one could simply take a train to travel to. However, it’s fairly easy to take a ferry and travel to Japan! Me living in South Korea now, I love this easy and affordable option to take a long weekend off and spend it…

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How To Land a Top ESL Position in Korea

Reading Time: 5 minutes Moving to Korea is the biggest highlight for me this year. Mostly because it’s going to be a huge change in my life and in the relationship with Jeongsu. We’ve been in a long-distance relationship for over 1 year and it was starting to get onto us. Therefore, I decided to try my luck and find…

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Buddha’s Birthday: My First Festival in South Korea

Reading Time: 2 minutes I can finally call South Korea my “new home” and begin to settle down. What better way to do so than celebrating a national holiday with locals? May 25th was Buddha’s Birthday in Korea and people celebrated by going to nearby temples or hiking mountains together. It was a great event to bond with my…

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5 Things I’ve Learned From Teaching English In China

Reading Time: 4 minutes Even though I never imagined myself to become an ESL teacher, I slipped into it and am really happy with the experience. I enjoy teaching and improving the future of my students. Teaching in a foreign country is a great opportunity to learn more about the culture and the way people think in the country.…

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5 MUST-DOs in Nanjing

Reading Time: 5 minutes The city of Nanjing has always been far up on my travel bucket list in China. Especially its history had intrigued me since the city was the capital of numerous dynasties and was even named “the capital of the world” during the Tang Dynasty, when China was an extremely wealthy empire with a high standard…

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A Day in Suzhou’s Famous Watertown Tongli 同理

Reading Time: 2 minutes China is famous for its economic boom and megacities that just seem to pop out of nowhere. However, there are still these picturesque small towns with their traditional Chinese charm so many travelers are looking for. During the 2015 Chinese New Year break, I visited Suzhou and it’s nearby water town Tongli 同理, an iconic…

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5 Fun and Free Things to Do in Shanghai

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today’s guest post is by a very talented travel blogger named Jess! She’s blogging at Tripelio.com and has been traveling to all different parts of the world. She especially loves traveling in China and has five insider tips on what to do in Shanghai for absolutely free!  “Shanghai is truly a city like no other.…

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Tsingtao Beer Museum: A Must In Qingdao

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qingdao was the first stop of my two-week Chinese New Year trip. The city had been on my travel bucket list for a while and I was so excited to finally make it over there. Especially the city’s history of German occupation attracted me. Germany wasn’t a big imperial power unlike the British, French or…

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10-Year China Visa: Explained

Reading Time: 3 minutes I recently went to Hong Kong to renew my visa and what I received came as a surprise: a 10-year visa! I read a lot about it on the news and thought it’s a great idea for business people who need to travel back and forth between China and their home country little did I…

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Where to Spot The Most Beautiful Plum Blossoms in Nanjing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Without suffering the bone-chilling cold, how could you enjoy smelling the fragrance of plum blossoms?〜Chinese Proverb 不经一番寒彻骨,焉得梅花扑鼻香?   The past few months have been rather overwhelming for me and traveling during Chinese New Year was one of the things I had to do to be able to process my situation and continue with my life here…

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Top Things to do in Seoul for Single Women Travellers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Since I’m traveling alone right now, I thought it would be a great idea to feature a guest post on things to do for single women travellers! Geneva from TripHobo (a Travel Social Network) shared her tips on the best things to do in Seoul if you are a female traveling alone! All set for a solo…

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5 Tips To Survive Winter In Southern China

Reading Time: 3 minutes Yes, we have heard it too many times before: Winter in the southern part of China sucks. Without central heating anywhere, the cold season can be everybody’s worst nightmare. Especially if you live south of the Yangtze river, the natural “heating border”. But what can you do to make your life more endurable during winter…

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How To Get Chinese Fonts For Word

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a learner of Madarin Chinese, being able to write Chinese characters is a huge part of studying. Even though I learned how to actually write Chinese characters with hours and hours of hard practice, most of the communication I am involved with that requires Chinese characters is all digital: on the computer or smartphone.…

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5 Reasons You Should Start Drinking Matcha

Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you ever had a “Matcha Latte”? They are super delicious green drinks but what exactly is “matcha”? The answer might astonish you! I’ve started drinking matcha on a daily basis and noticed some positive changes to my body. There are endless advantages of matcha over other beverages such as coffee or regular tea! What…

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