Gokseong Rose Festival: There’s a Massive Garden in the Middle of Korea

Gokseong Rose Festival: There’s a Massive Garden in the Middle of Korea

If you happen to be passing through Korea in May, one of the events you should try and catch is the Gokseong Rose Festival. Head down to the Korean countryside and between seeing Damyang’s bamboo forest, Boseong’s green tea fields, or Suncheon’s beautiful bay, carve out a morning to wander around Gokseong’s old train village…

Postcards from Kyoto

Postcards from Kyoto

I cannot believe how quickly a year has gone by. This time last year Lynsey and I were in the middle of getting off a plane from Kyoto, giddily exhausted by the five days we had just spent roaming around Japan’s old capital. We had gone a bit on a whim, realizing early in the school…

A Day Along Halong Bay

A Day Along Halong Bay

I feel like you can’t talk about travel to Vietnam and not talk about Halong Bay. Considered one of the wonders of the world, any photograph you may see of it leads to this breathtaking, almost mystical feeling. Off the northeast coast of Vietnam, it covers over 1,500 square kilometers and has close to 2,000 limestone islets and islands peppering the…

Spring in Namwon

Spring in Namwon

Spring in Korea has sprung! I bring you postcards from Namwon, the City of Love. It’s probably one of the most charming places in the country, and I couldn’t have been put in a better location. As Korea’s own Verona, it’s been doing a lot to beautify itself since I’ve come, and nothing highlights its romantic…