Visit Wiang Kum Kam, a Lost City in Thailand

If you head up north to Chiang Mai, one of the coolest things to do is visit Wiang Kum Kam, a lost city. Founded in 1286 by Mengrai, it served as the capital city of the Lanna Empire for only a decade…

8 Lessons Learned from a Buddhist Temple Stay

If you remember from one of my former posts, my school took us to a Buddhist temple called Naesosa to experience a temple stay one June weekend. While it was an awesome experience, I don’t know that I’d do it…

Postcards from Krabi

When I traveled to Thailand last year with friends, we decided to visit Krabi (specifically Ao Nang) for five days to finish off our trip. After a lot of sight-seeing, walking, and exploring in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Siem Reap (Cambodia),…

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Korea’s Main Royal Palace

One of the biggest must-see things to do in Korea and Seoul has to be Gyeongbokgung Palace. If Germany has the Neuschwanstein Castle and France has Versailles, Korea has the five grand palaces of Seoul. Gyeongbokgung Palace, the “Northern” one, is…

Best Places in Korea: Top 15 in 2015

Korea, Korea, Korea… I’m so happy I came back and decided to stay on long term (right now the plan is for three years). When I lived in Seoul, I was eighteen, infatuated with K-pop and Kyuhyun, and over all lazy.…

A Logistical Guide to Visiting Thailand

Last year I, with four expat teachers, spent winter vacation ditching the cold and visiting Thailand (and Cambodia). As I’m preparing to do the same with Vietnam this February, I’m doing a lot of googling, forum-reading, and comparing for the little…