August 9, 2017

Things You Didn’t Know about Mongolia

I’m back from Mongolia! And this is what I’ve learned. For 12 days, I traveled in Mongolia for the first time. I was a bit tired from 12 days of adventures in Kyrgyzstan but was thrilled to visit this country […]
August 4, 2017
Kol Ukok Kyrgyzstan

Best of Kyrgyzstan in Photos (Part 1): You Have to See It to Believe It

The beauty of Kyrgyzstan, you just have to see it to believe it. Kyrgyzstan, country of nomads and snow leopards is such a picturesque destination. The land, people, wildlife, mountains, and lakes, together they create a unique and memorable scenery. […]
July 27, 2017
Kumis

The Kumis Magic: the Power of Fermented Mare’s Milk

Drinking fermented horse’s milk? I’ve heard about it. I thought about it. I doubted it. I thought I’d never get into it. And now I’m obsessed. It’s natural to use dairy products from the animals people have. So, using milk […]
July 24, 2017
Issyk-Kul

Issyk-Kul Lake: Who Knew I Could Go on a Beach Vacation in Kyrgyzstan?

Issyk-Kul Lake: Who knew I could go on a beach vacation in Kyrgyzstan? What do you picture when thinking about Kyrgyzstan? Yurts, horses, mountains, dusty roads, and perhaps remnants of the Soviet Union? Yes, all are typical things you can […]
July 18, 2017
Kyrgyzstan

Things You Didn’t Know about Kyrgyzstan

This was my first time visiting Central Asia. I’ve been hearing a lot of stories because Stephen lived and traveled there extensively, but I never had a chance to visit until now. Kyrgyzstan, the name I can finally spell without […]
June 30, 2017

Experience the 16th-century Joseon Dynasty in Hahoe Folk Village

There’s no better place to experience the life of the 16th-century Joseon Dynasty than the UNESCO recognized Hahoe Folk Village. An hour away from the city of Andong, the Nakdong River flows around Hahoe Folk Village. The name Hahoe indicates […]
June 27, 2017

The Complete Guide to the Jirisan Ridge Hike [4] Cheonwangbong Peak Sunrise Extravagant

Did our family do a lot of good deeds? This is the day when I know the truth. Today’s itinerary: Jangteomok Shelter – Cheonwangbong Peak – back to shelter – Baekmudong – Seoul Deep in the night, the hour even […]
June 20, 2017
Panauti homestay

A Home Away from Home: Community Homestay in Nepal

Searching for the local connection? Try Community Homestay in Nepal. What do you look for when you are traveling in a new country? New cuisine, outdoor adventures, or new landscapes? Among all the good aspects of traveling, the local connection […]
June 15, 2017

Life and Death, It’s All Part of a Life: Visiting Pashupatinath Hindu Temple

What can you expect from the most sacred Hindu temple in Nepal? Before going into the Pashupatinath Temple, we sat in front of one of the holy men. He prayed in the name of Pashupatinath. The short blessing ceremony seemed […]
June 12, 2017

Walking on the Annapurna Sanctuary: Resham Firiri, the Fish Tale, and Mustang Coffee

Annapurna, finally we meet. Annapurna is one of the names that brings romantic feelings. In Korea, the land of hikers, trekking in the Annapurna is a dream for many people. Our newly elected President Moon is famous in Nepal for […]
April 23, 2017

Daereungwon Tomb Complex | The Silla Kingdom’s Ancient Burial Ground

Large ancient tombs of kings and nobles of the Silla Kingdom can be seen around Gyeongju at the Daereungwon Tomb Complex. There are twenty-three large tombs located here; the most famous being Cheonmachong and Hwangnamdaechong. Daereungwon Tomb Complex is the […]
April 7, 2017
Dosan Seowon

Dosan Seowon: Stepping into Toegye Yi Hwang’s Confucian Legacy

Do you know who is the person on the 1000 banknote of Korean won? That’s Teogye Yi Hwang. Toegye Yi Hwang (퇴계 이황) is a name that cannot be forgotten by most Koreans. We remember him from our vigorous school […]