Skyline Architecture: that Takes Your Breath Away

Skyline Architecture: that Takes Your Breath Away

A skyline reminds us of the beauty of nearby and foreign cities. The architecture they display capture a whole moment and give us wanderlust. Take Buenos Aires (above) for example. Look at the way the buildings are are different sizes and shapes. I love that contrast. Let’s transport ourselves to nearby and far away locales. Keep scrolling and picture yourself traveling to new and interesting places. New York City New adventures await me everytime I visit New York City. It…

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Non-tourist Things to Do in Seoul

Non-tourist Things to Do in Seoul

Are you a non-tourist traveler? Maybe you’ve visited Seoul, South Korea before. Maybe you haven’t. But you want to go to the places tourists don’t go. You want to experience Seoul, South Korea like a local. Then head with me over to Wolgok and the Korea University area. Let’s live like locals. I chose this area because I wanted to visit a place in Seoul I had never seen. How do regular people spend their day? What would a non-tourist…

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Yingge Ceramics Old Street in Taipei Taiwan

Yingge Ceramics Old Street in Taipei Taiwan

You can’t travel without appreciating the art all around you. That’s part of what this blog is all about. Taipei was no different for me. My next stop after the famous Sanxia Street was the Yingge Ceramics Old Street. Local shops at Yingge Ceramics Old Street sold their pottery all around. Some sellers showcased their designs in well-lit stores. Other sellers used carts and outside stalls. No matter the setting, all the art was stunning. Many shops had fired and…

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Hanbok Rental Experience in Seoul

Hanbok Rental Experience in Seoul

Renting a hanbok is a must when visiting South Korea. Visiting one of the palaces or the Bukchon Hanok Village? Then, definitely rent a hanbok. Come with me and I’ll show you how. Hanbok Rental Shop How-to I knew I wanted to choose a rental shop near both the Gyeongbokgung Palace and the Bukchon hanok Village. There were a lot of options online. There are an insane amount of Hanbok shops to choose from. Do not choose a shop based…

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Bukchon Hanok Village Architecture Tour

Bukchon Hanok Village Architecture Tour

Walking down the winding streets of South Korea never gets old. It took me a while but I finally visited the Bukchon Hanok Village. The hanoks (traditional Korean homes) were just as beautiful in real life as the pictures. I’ve stayed overnight in a Hanok before. I talk about it in this post. But this time I went to the famed Bukchon Hanok Village. It’s where all the noble families lived during the the Joseon Dynasty era of Korea. Now…

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My First Airport Lounge Experience in Taipei Taiwan

My First Airport Lounge Experience in Taipei Taiwan

April marked my first visit to Taiwan. Check out the post here. I experienced another first last month. I visited my first airport lounge. You know. It’s the place where all the First Class passengers magically appear from at boarding time. Airport Lounge Location The lounge was the Plaza Premium Lounge, located inside the Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). There are four of these Plaza Premium Lounges in the airport. I stayed in the one located in Zone D of the…

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Taipei Taiwan: My First Visit

Taipei Taiwan: My First Visit

I had been planning to go back to South Korea for quite some time. While I love revisiting my favorite destinations, there’s something magical about a completely new one! I booked tickets with a layover in Taipei, Taiwan. A 12 hour layover to be exact. What do you do with all that time? Go on the Free Taiwan Half-Day Tour. I got a lot of info about the tour at the Taiwan booth of the New York Times Travel Show…

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China Airlines Economy Review

China Airlines Economy Review

I knew I wanted to stop in Taiwan on my way to South Korea for my most recent trip. It’s so important to choose the right airline. Checkout my post Choosing the Right Airline. The Taiwanese airline EVA (they have the Hello Kitty plane) was my first choice. Planning was just not working out, though. China Airlines is also a Taiwanese airline, btw. Now I’ll show you why I decided to give China Airlines a try. All Chinese Airlines Are…

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Where do World Travelers like best? An Interview

Where do World Travelers like best? An Interview

Why do world travelers go to the places they do? What’s their favorite way to get around in a foreign city? Keep reading for my interview with Layla, who has traveled to many interesting countries around the globe. She’s not stopping anytime soon. Q: What is your favorite travel destination and why? Bath, England is like going back in time, but still having the present with you. The architecture and cobblestone streets make me feel like I’m in a Jane…

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Photography: My Top 3 Tips for Beginners

Photography: My Top 3 Tips for Beginners

Camera manuals and photography how-to videos can be very overwhelming . What are the most important things when you are just starting out? I can think of three things that really stand out to me. Aperture in Photography In photography, the aperture is the amount of light you are letting into the lense of the camera. There are places that have limited natural light. You will need to adjust the aperture to let in the needed amount of light. Aperture…

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