KOREA

The Gwangyang Maehwa Festival: Finding Plum Blossoms in Korea

Around the same time as the sansuyu trees begin to bloom so do the apricot plum blossoms in Korea! Here’s a guide to visiting the prettiest area to see all the maehwa trees in their full glory at the Gwangyang…

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,…

SEOUL

Seoul Travel Guide

In this Seoul travel guide, I’m just laying down all the basics for your first trip as well as answering any of usual questions I have when I’m researching new cities to visit. My first experience with Seoul was as…

Taiwan

How to Visit Shifen Waterfall: the Little Niagara of Taiwan

One of the best Jiufen day trip options is getting on a train and visiting Shifen waterfall. Here’s a quick little guide on what to except and what to do while you’re there.  As I was talking to friends about…

HUALIEN

A Taroko Gorge Itinerary Guide

Here’s a complete Taroko Gorge itinerary guide to make the most of this beautiful place. When I first sat down to research where to go in Taiwan, I stumbled across a few photos and blog posts about Taroko Gorge. Within…

JAPAN

How to Get a Korean E2 Visa in Japan

If you’re planning to travel before you start your teaching contract, then you may want to consider getting your Korean E2 visa in Japan. This guide will show you how exactly to do all that. So, I found myself in…