KOREA

Visiting the Gurye Sansuyu Festival

The Gurye Sansuyu Festival is one of the first Korean flower festivals in spring since they begin to blossom in mid-March. Even though Namwon is only a few stops away from Gurye, it wasn’t until this year, living in Suncheon,…

Post Travel Detox: A Step by Step Guide

Truthfully, I’m not the best at taking care of myself after a long trip. Usually, I order takeout and pass out on my bed for a few hours. I then wake up more dehydrated and exhausted than I did when I…

HUALIEN

A Hualien Food Guide: Best Restaurants and Cafes

Wondering what to eat or drink in this coastal city? Here’s a little guide to the Hualien food scene based on the few days I spent there on my trip! Before I left for Taiwan, I went up to visit…

January 2018 in Review: Impromptu Jimjilbang Dates, Snowy Photoshoots, + Skiing

Oh howdy from Taipei! I’m writing this from my Airbnb while it rains like crazy outside (and finishing it on Valentine’s Day *cough*). I’ve just been in Hualien and Jiufen for the last week, so I haven’t been nearly as…

SUNCHEON

Hiking Between Two Mountain Temples in Jogyesan

Here’s what to expect hiking between two mountain temples, Seonamsa and Songgwangsa, on Jogyesan, near Suncheon. Spoiler alert: Like most of my hiking in Korea, I was a bit unprepared… One of the more underrated things to do in Suncheon…

10 Things Every Budget Traveler Can Relate To

From picking up coins off the ground to sleeping in train stations, here are some funny things every budget traveler can relate to. With all my old study abroad travels popping up, I’ve been reminiscing about the fun times and…