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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 […]
April 4, 2017

72 Hours in Oslo: The Gateway City Strategy

Heading to Europe? How about traveling through Oslo, Norway and enjoy this fine city? Thanks to Norwegian Air, and many other airlines, flying to Europe from North America has become quite a bit cheaper. When you’re heading to Europe on […]
March 28, 2017
Jamaica

Jamaica’s Beaches vs Cliffs: Who Does it Better?

About ninety miles south of Cuba is the fourth largest island in the Caribbean. This reggae-famous island country is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, the fastest track runners, sunsets that never disappoint and some of the most […]
March 27, 2017
Curtea Veche Church

Bucharest for Digital Nomads: Is This the Next Chiang Mai?

Finding a good temporary home is always an interest to digital nomads. Romania’s Bucharest should be high on your list. Is Bucharest the next Chiang Mai?   Even though it’s on the other side of the globe, I feel like […]
March 21, 2017

Romanian Food: Pork, Beef, Polenta, Sour Cream, and Repeat

Romanian dishes are full of tradition, love, and pork fat (yes!) Ah, Romanian food. Why didn’t I know this before? I enjoy learning about other cuisines and trying to replicate them at home. How Korean of me. Traveling in a […]
March 17, 2017

Visiting Cambridge: How Can I Meet Professor Stephen Hawking?

Can I meet Professor Stephen Hawking, please? Stephen Hawking, Charles Darwin, Robert Oppenheimer, Hugh Laurie, Alan Turing, Stephen Fry, David Attenborough… All are some of the most inspirational figures in my life. These men also share another thing in common. […]
March 15, 2017

What Can You Expect on the DMZ Tour of Korea

“It looks peaceful but there are a lot of land mines and dead bodies.” That’s how Sergeant Choi described the Korean Demilitarization Zone (DMZ) as we looked out toward North Korea. DMZ Tour: What is the DMZ, anyway? The DMZ […]
March 14, 2017

My Favorite Architecture in Bucharest: Stavropoleos Monastery and Brâncovenesc Style

Stavropoleos Monastery is absolutely beautiful. Stavropoleos Monastery, Mănăstirea Stavropoleos in Romanian, also known as Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stavropoleos). It’s an Eastern Orthodox monastery for nuns in central Bucharest. We saw a nun singing beautifully outside of the monastery before the […]
March 13, 2017

Life in Utsjoki: A Town in Finnish Lapland Bordering Norway

What is it like to travel Utsjoki? I believe I inherited the blood of the northerners. Seeing the snow-covered mountains and crown snow-load trees make my heart beat faster. I feel at home in the north. I’m drawn to the […]