Category: Guides

A Traveller’s Guide To Taiwan

I’ve always heard that Taiwan is a wonderful place to visit. Friends and family who have travelled there have raved about it. The scenery is breathtaking, the food is cheap and tasty and there’s the 101 Tower. Personally, I’ve always had a fascination with Taiwan ever since watching Miyazaki Hayao’s anime masterpiece Spirited Away in my younger years. The movie, about a young girl trapped in a spirit world, drew inspiration and ultimately immortalized the small mining village of Jiufen, Taiwan into almost mythical proportions, but when I asked friends what else there is to do in Taiwan besides...

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A Pictorial Guide To Venice

Ah, Venice… Some say the city will disappear within the next century due to climate change and the fact the city is steadily sinking. For now, Venice is absolutely stunning. See it while you can… Straight from the Venice train station, you are immediately greeted with the splendor of the city. Of course, the city is best known for its winding canals and many bridges connecting it all. Venice does not disappoint.  Although there are many spots where you can rent a gondola ride around the city, some places seem more packed than others. The Canal Grand is the...

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A Pictorial Guide To Malaysia

A Pictorial Guide To Malaysia Malaysia is one of the most diverse countries in all of Southeast Asia… From its melting pot of Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist cultures in the modern city of Kuala Lumpur to the expansive jungles in the untouched regions of the northern Borneo rainforest. Here is a pictorial of the week we spent exploring and trekking the country that definitely earns itself the distinction of being called “Truly Asia”. 01 Everyday, a crowd of people come to the Tanjung Aru Beach in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo to see the epic sunset. 02 At the foot of...

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Seoul, A Pictorial Guide To The South Korean Capital

A PICTORIAL GUIDE TO SEOUL KOREA From palaces and temples, which date back almost 700 years, to bustling shopping districts selling the latest in electronics and beauty accessories, Seoul is a juxtaposition in modern living… With the country’s rich traditions and future advancements in mind, here is a pictorial guide to some of the sites and popular areas you need to visit when you’re travelling to the South Korean capital. The entrance to the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung is the largest and argueably the most beautiful of the five palaces located in Seoul. On any given day...

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A Traveller’s Guide to Korean Street Food

A TRAVELLER’S GUIDE TO KOREAN STREET FOOD Street food can be found almost everywhere in Seoul, but none are more concentrated and varied as in the busy shopping district of Myeongdong… As I wander the crowded streets, filled with skin care and cosmetic shops, I can’t help but wonder how Korea, with their obsessions on beauty and staying fit manages to stave off so much temptation with street food such as these. As the sweet scent cling blissfully in the air as you walk by, from the looks at the lineups surrounding the busy stalls, it doesn’t look like...

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