September 5, 2016

Experience a Bit of China in Bintan: Senggarang Chinese Village

An afternoon in an Indonesian-Chinese Storybook Indonesia is a wonderfully diverse country. That might even be an understatement. The world’s largest archipelago country has hundreds of distinctive native ethnic groups, the world’s second highest level of biodiversity, rich natural resources, […]
August 10, 2016

The Complete Guide to the Jirisan Ridge Hike [3] Yeonhacheon Shelter – Jangteomok Shelter

Walking in wilderness refreshes my body I anticipated my body would feel terribly tired but I woke up refreshed. If I walked around a city for 8 hours it would take a lot longer to get recovered, I thought. That’s […]
August 9, 2016

The Complete Guide to the Jirisan Ridge Hike [2] Nogodan – Yeonhacheon Shelter

Rise and shine! We’re heading to Yeonhacheon Shelter today. Today’s itinerary: Nogodan Shelter – Norumok (Banyabong Peak) – Samdobong Peak – Ttokibong Peak – Myungsunbong Peak – Yeonhacheon Shelter [10.3km] It’s going to be a long day. I slept about […]
August 8, 2016

The Complete Guide to the Jirisan Ridge Hike [1] Sungsamjae – Nogodan Shelter

Jirisan Ridge Hike Starts Now, let’s get into it. Today’s itinerary: Seoul-Gurye-Sungsamjae-Nogodan Shelter [3km] If you want to start from the southwest side of Jirisan, Gurye is where you want to be. From here you can start hiking from Hwaumsa […]
August 4, 2016

The Complete Guide to the Jirisan Ridge Hike [0] Preparation and Things to Remember

The summer of the Jirisan ridge hike If you are one of many outdoor-loving Koreans, the Jirisan ridge hike and seeing the sunrise from the highest peak Cheonwangbong (1915m) is probably on your wish list of things to do. It […]
July 30, 2016

#CityAdventures: Singapore for Nature Lovers

Yes, you read it right. Singapore is a great destination for nature lovers. This island city is often mistaken as nothing but a concrete jungle, but there are so much greenery if you look at the right place. Singapore’s petite […]
July 12, 2016

Cruising through Trang An Grottoes in Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Like Ha Long Bay, but more dramatic The “inland version of Ha Long Bay”, Trang An Grottoes is a great day trip destination from Hanoi for those who are looking for some nature. Trang An is the key tourism area […]
June 8, 2016

#CityAdventures Beginner’s Guide to Shanghai

Visitors to China have an enduring love for Shanghai. China’s most modern and ‘westernised’ city (with the possible exception of Hong Kong), dynamic and cosmopolitan Shanghai is often liked to China on training-wheels: the charm and culture of China mixed […]
May 16, 2016

Have You Been to Indonesia Yet? You Should!

Why Indonesia Should be Your Next Holiday Destination Indonesia is still a mysterious place to me. Understandably so, I’ve only seen a small part of this diverse country. Only 9 islands out of 17,000! It’s one of the places where […]
May 14, 2016

The Eight Elephants and Dreaming Dragons

This wasn’t my first visit to Eight Elephants Hostel. Six years ago, during Chinese New Year, I traveled to Taipei alone. I think this was one of the only hostels I could find in Taipei. I landed in rainy Taipei […]
May 13, 2016

Yehliu Geopark: The Queen’s Head, Fairy’s Shoe, and More

Looking like a brush stroke of a Chinese calligraphy, an island of Taiwan is packed with interesting geological features. That’s the reason how we could soak in the mineral-rich hot springs anywhere in the country. The coastlines look dramatic, like […]
May 5, 2016

My Funny Taipei

Coincidence. Serendipity. And then some. During the few days I recently spent in Taipei, I’ve encountered a few head scratchers. It’s not really about cultural differences; it’s more like discovering interesting items that I never thought I’d see. Here are […]