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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The Streets and Architecture of Hong Kong | Explore Hong Kong

The Streets and Architecture of Hong Kong | Explore Hong Kong

The streets of Hong Kong and the architecture are so diverse and it is amazing to see the contrasts in this unique place. Hong Kong itself is so incredibly diverse in terms of people and food and so it is only fitting that the buildings and street views are as equally diverse. Some streets are also home to street markets, where vendors sell everything from jewelry, knock off brand purses and sunglasses, phone cases and accessories, traditional looking clothing, cheap…

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Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery | Explore Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery | Explore Hong Kong

We arrived in Hong Kong around 8 a.m., nice and early! We decided to grab some breakfast in the airport before heading out to our first stop which was the Tian Tan Buddha! After a breakfast of steamed vegetable buns and wonton soup (very delicious by the way) we dropped our luggage off in storage and grabbed a bus route map.

Victoria Harbour | Explore Hong Kong

Victoria Harbour | Explore Hong Kong

Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong’s famous skyline and rightly so. The harbour is between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula and is, of course, named after Queen Victoria. It is the third largest port in the world and a very busy place for tourists, nationals, ferries and cargo ships.

Women’s March on the World | Human Rights

Women’s March on the World | Human Rights

This is a different post for this blog, but this blog is meant to show my experiences living abroad and one of the experiences I was so excited to take part in was the Women’s March. I found a sister march to the Women’s March on Washington in Seoul and I immediately changed my plans in order to take part in this event.