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A Call to Travel by Rumaizah Abu Bakar | Book Review

A Call to Travel by Rumaizah Abu Bakar | Book Review

I was in Malaysia and had some time to spend while waiting for a family friend, so I went into a bookstore of course. The bookstore is called Silverfish Books and they advertise as an Indie bookseller and publisher. The bookstore itself is so unique, it has the most interesting collection of books, most of which are by Malaysian or East Asian authors. I really enjoyed walking around and I had several books I wanted to buy. Having only a…

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Jindo Sea Parting Festival | Explore Korea

Jindo Sea Parting Festival | Explore Korea

Korea has festivals all year round for everything from snow crabs to fireflies, from tea to the sea. There is plenty to do and explore in this amazing country. I was fortunate enough to have lived there for two years and got to see so much of the country. I posted last week about visiting the Green Tea Fields in April. Well the day before, Saturday, I was in Jindo, an area in southwestern Korea where a really cool phenomenon…

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Boseong Green Tea Fields | Explore Korea

Boseong Green Tea Fields | Explore Korea

Before I left Korea I really wanted to visit the Green Tea Fields, because, as an avid tea drinker, they were definitely on my list of things to see. I looked online for a weekend trip through one of the many Korean tour companies. I asked some friends and they jumped on board to go wander through tea fields with me.

Farewell Korea | Explore Korea

Farewell Korea | Explore Korea

Two years. They have been completely filled with memories that I cherish and experiences I have learned from. I remember when I got the idea into my head to take off for a year and teach english in Korea. I constantly saw advertisements about it and read blog posts of other people doing it. One day I signed up for the TEFL class and the next thing I knew I was sending my resume off to Japan, China, Korea and…

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The Mystical Backpacker by Hannah Papp | Book Review

The Mystical Backpacker by Hannah Papp | Book Review

The Mystical Backpacker is about Hannah Papp herself and her journey to discover that missing piece in her life and to gain some inner, spiritual clarity. She starts off the book with an introduction that while this is a recollection of her three month adventure through Europe, it is also a self-guide ¬†book to experiencing your own spiritual, life affirming experience. At the end of each chapter or section she has activities to do in order to reach your own…

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Holy Cow by Sarah MacDonald | Book Review

Holy Cow by Sarah MacDonald | Book Review

This is probably one of the coolest looking book covers I have ever seen. A friend of mine has recently gone on a trip to India to study yoga and it inspired me to pick up a book to read a little more about this country. Sarah travelled to India in her twenties, decided she hated the country and never wanted to return. While waiting at the airport a fortune teller came up and told her that she would in…

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The Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto | Explore Japan

The Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto | Explore Japan

On Sunday, our flight was leaving in the evening, so we had the morning to see the last two things on our list. A Japanese shopping market where I bought several postcards, and of course we had to see the Fushimi Inari Shrine. The shrine has its own metro stop, so it is very easy to access.

Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto | Explore Japan

Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto | Explore Japan

One of my travel goals for this year was to go to Japan and experience a Cherry Blossom Festival. Checking the dates before hand and planning which city to see the beautiful sakura in, April seemed like the best month to go. After flying into Osaka, we boarded the train to Kyoto, a ticket buying experience that was a tad confusing. We stayed at an Airbnb that was really close to the metro and a fifteen minute walk from one…

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Sunday Afternoon in Songdo | Explore Korea

Sunday Afternoon in Songdo | Explore Korea

The weather is absolutely beautiful! It is perfect Spring weather here in Korea and as much as I want to continue to be stay at home and watch Netflix girl, I knew I had to take advantage of my limited time in Korea and the weather. I decided to go to Songdo Central Park which has lots of things around it.