24 Hours in Hiroshima | Explore Japan

24 Hours in Hiroshima | Explore Japan

Since I live in South Korea, Japan is an hour flight away and I decided that since this is my last year in Korea, I am going to take advantage of the close proximity and see some places in Japan that I am interested in. The first one being Hiroshima. I do not get a lot of vacation time, so I decided to take a short weekend trip there and see history before my very eyes. I enjoyed learning about…

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U-do | Explore Korea

U-do | Explore Korea

U-do is a little island off of an island. When we were in Jeju-do we decided to take a day trip to U-do and see what this little island had to offer. To get there we took a bus from Jeju City to the port and hopped on a ferry. The island’s name means cow, apparently it is shaped like one.

Would You Rather: Travel Edition #6

Would You Rather: Travel Edition #6

WOULD YOU RATHER… Tour all the vineyards OR all the breweries OR all the distilleries in the world? All of the vineyards, I much prefer wine and vineyards are outside and pretty looking.   Take a Contiki or Topdeck tour all planned out for you, with 20-something companions or travel solo and have to rely on yourself? I enjoy tours but I would choose solo travel, I like other people there but I also like the luxury of taking time…

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Manjanggulsa Cave, the Volcanic Remnants of Jejudo | Explore Korea

Manjanggulsa Cave, the Volcanic Remnants of Jejudo | Explore Korea

One of the cool things about Jeju is that it was once a volcano and you can find remnants of this all around the island. Manjanggulsa Cave is one of the longest lava tubes in the world. We decided that this would be something very interesting to see and so we hopped on a bus. When we arrived, we actually had to walk for a bit near some fields, and in very high heat. When we reached the cave we…

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Getting Lost and Hiking to the Sanbanggulsa Grotto | Explore Korea

Getting Lost and Hiking to the Sanbanggulsa Grotto | Explore Korea

As this title suggests we got a little lost. Took a bus, missed the stop and got off somewhere unknown. But no worries, we just had to walk a little and voila! We found the sight we had been trying to get too. We live in a country with a history of Buddhist culture and an island full of legends about mythical creatures and moments that are hard to believe.

Jeju City and Seogwipo, Jeju-do | Explore Korea

Jeju City and Seogwipo, Jeju-do | Explore Korea

We were told it was “Korea’s Hawaii” and when we landed we were absolutely sure it had lived up to that name. The second we exited the airport we were met with a wave of humidity and a view of palm trees, it was like we had really arrived in a tropical paradise. We were ready to spend six glorious days exploring the island, breathing in fresh air (sometimes a rarity where we live in Korea) and relaxing.

All Strangers Are Kin by Zora O’Neill | Book Review

All Strangers Are Kin by Zora O’Neill | Book Review

When I saw this book I immediately grabbed it. All it took were the words “Adventures in Arabic in the Arab World” and I was hooked. This was the book I have been waiting for ever since I took that life changing, amazing trip to the heart of the Middle East three years ago. A woman, travelling through Egypt, Morocco, The Gulf States, and Lebanon on her own and learning about the differences in culture and dialect throughout the Middle…

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