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8 Places To Do While In South Korea

8 Places To Do While In South Korea

May 17, 2015

I love South Korea. There is something magnificent about the culture and the country. And oh, definitely the food! I’ll be sharing some of the info on how you can travel to South Korea and enjoy to 8 places to visit. Bukchon Hanok Village Sandwiched in the middle of Changdeok and Gyeongbok palaces sits this little bit of Korean history. Hanoks are old Korean style homes with a yard in the center and a few rooms encompassing it. Think wooden cross section and sliding paper entryways. It’s a pleasant spot in the midst of an overall solid city. A large portion of the structures work as shops or guesthouses now, so you can really get a look of the way individuals used to live.(Image by Kwong) Gyeongbok Palace Gyeongbokgung was initially manufactured path in 1395 as the principle royal residence for the King’s of the Joseon Dynasty. In the event that you need a genuine research Korea’s history, Gyeongbok Palace is the ideal spot to begin. There are guided visits in Korean, Japanese, Chinese and English at distinctive interims for the duration of the day where you can look into not just the King’s that called this spot home, yet around a ton of Korea’s history amid this time period. Jongmyo Shrine Korean individuals once accepted that the spot of entombment was the place an individual’s body stayed after death, however their soul went’s to its altar. Jongmyo Shrine is home to the soul of each King of the Joseon Dynasty period. Passage is accessible just through guided visits (with the exception of on Saturdays), leaving the recreation center totally tranquil for each one visit. It’s still an exceptionally otherworldly place and meandering the stone ways. Bukaksan Fortress Wall Simply north of the Blue House sits Bukak Mountain and Seoul’s stronghold divider. When it was manufactured back in the fourteenth century it joined the four noteworthy crests adound the city: Bukaksan, Naksan, Inwangsan and Namsan. Bring your travel permit and your strolling shoes. Cheonggyecheon Stream Bring a stroll down any of the steps that line this 5.8km stream and you’ll abruptly end up in a desert garden; a mystery little hideaway from a generally...

Interesting and fun Places in Japan

Interesting and fun Places in Japan

May 2, 2015

Visiting the right places in Japan can give you really interesting as well as fun experiences. Even the less famous place in Japan has a certain history or even folk tales that are interesting. Some of the popular places in Japan that are interesting as well as full of fun activities include: Kyoto This is one of the best cities in Japan for sightseeing. This is mainly due to the fact that Kyoto was Japans capital for years and is known to be full of history. This city has the greatest value of culture as well as history than any other place in Japan. One of the popular attractions in the city is the Kinkakuji which is a Zen temple whose structure is fully covered with gold leaf. It is located in a beautiful garden that overlooks the lake. There is also a Shinot shrine as well as the Kiyomizu temple. Arashiyama is also a popular place for tourist and is famous for strolling, biking as well as adventure in the serene bamboo forest.(Image by Patrick Kenawy) Osaka This city is well known for its buzzing nightlife as well as friendly people. The metropolis hub of Japan is also famous for fine dining and great shopping. A popular place in the city is the Universal Studios which has a rollercoaster and even simulators. Most of the rides in the Universal Studios are based on popular films and movies such as the Jurassic Park and Spiderman. The city also has the Kaiyukan Aquarium which has over 15 tanks with a wide array of sea life. It also has two huge whales that are interesting to watch especially during the feeding sessions. Nara This city is considered to be the first Japan’s capital that is full of historical sites. It is home to the Todaiji temple that has a 15 meter bronze Buddha, the largest in Japan. It is also considered to be the largest wooden building in the world. The temple is located in Nara Park which is famous for its thousands of deer roaming around the grounds. For those who believe in Shinto, the deer are said to be god’s messengers. Yokohama This is...

Top Things to Do in Vietnam

Top Things to Do in Vietnam

Dec 31, 2014

Vietnam attracts many tourists mainly due to its wonderful natural beauty. There are numerous interesting places in Vietnam where you can visit, from the Mekong Delta’s fascinating bustle in the south to the fields of green rice in the north of Vietnam. The country is also popular for its rich ancient tradition and long history. There are numerous old temples and historic attractions leaving tourists with countless options of places they should visit. However, some of the top things you should do while in Vietnam include: Exploring Halong Bay The Halong bay is literally translated as the Bay of the Descending Dragon and its 160 km long coastline is located in North Vietnam. The bay is one of the Vietnam’s top tourist attractions that is popular with its thousands of islands. The islands create a stunning seascape of limestone pillars with each of them topped with a vegetation of thick jungle. Most of these islands have caves and others have villages of native fishermen. Tourists cruise around the Halong Bay as they enjoy the spectacular view of this world heritage site.  (image by : Gia Cat Luong) Cruise in Mekong Delta The Mekong delta is located in the south of Vietnam where the Mekong River enters the sea. The region around the Mekong delta is known to be a lush and rich area that is covered with green rice fields. This region produces almost a half of the total agricultural output of Vietnam. Most of the activities around the Mekong delta region revolve around the river, with most of the villages being accessed by river instead of roads. Explore Hanoi’s Vibrant Streets Hanoi city is very popular for its wide and beautiful roads that are lined with striking colonial buildings especially around the French quarter. The city also has vibrant streets of the old quarter and even tranquil lakes. Motorbikes crowd the streets of the city and you can here them buzzing from any point or location in Hanoi. There are numerous interesting restaurant and bars where visitors can enjoy the world cheapest beer, bia hoi, that cost only 16 cents a glass. Visit Cu Chi Tunnels These tunnels are located about 40 km...

Fantastic Island Views In Vanuatu

Fantastic Island Views In Vanuatu

Nov 20, 2014

There are 83 islands making up the archipelago of Vanuatu which, I must say, offer fantastic island views. Other than that, Vanuatu boasts the unforgettable Pacific hospitality, beautiful rainforests, landscapes and great diving activities with lots of fish. When being compared to other Pacific Islands which tend to be expensive, Vanuatu is actually a lot more cheaper since it is not yet a “hotspot” for tourists. Some of the places to visit include the Mele Cascades, Port Villa, Chief Roi Mata’s Domain, Hideaway Island Marine Reserve, Mystery Island and the Vanuatu Jungle Zipline. Accommodation and Food There are a lot of budget hotels around Vanuatu and I was not quite surprised to know that Vanuatu does not have a lot of hostels around. I paid USD40 for a doubke room but the range can raise until USD60. Shop around for the best price and best service before you settle in. That always work out for me. As for the food, casual local meals and lunch had cost me about USD15 per serving but this could get to USD40 if I would spend on a nice hotel dinner. The food vary accordingly though just like any other places. (image by: carawah)   Transportation and Activities There are public transportation in Vanuatu, so you don’t have to worry about it. For each way on bus, the ticket would cost me about USD1.50. When I went to Hideaway Island, I was told that there were free ferry rides to a few islands. I took advantage of the free ferry rides to Hideaway Island and saved on my budget. In Port Villa, the taxis can cost slightly higher than the bus ride. So unless you need to take a taxi ride, do avoid this if you don’t feel like paying more. Activities in Vanuatu are relatively priced. For USD28, I went for snorkeling for a day and the admission to the Cascade waterfalls was about USD22. Tips On Money Saving First, when you arrive in Port Villa, do exchange your money because it often have bette rate than anywhere else around Vanuatu. Then, if you’re planning to see the Cascades, I would definitely recommend taking the bus for...

3 New Destinations to Try in 2014

3 New Destinations to Try in 2014

Jun 1, 2014

TUNISIA If you have been at a crossroads wondering where to go for your holidays in 2014, then wonder no more as Tunisia has everything you could ever want in a holiday. From its broad sweeps of beaches overlooked by quaint sugar cubed houses to grand ancient ruins and the extensive golden dunes of the Sahara Desert, it is a complex blend of breathtaking landscapes that make North Africa so enchanting. It is no wonder that its sceneries have enticed the hearts of movie makers and have been the glorious locations for many movies. These incredible sceneries make luxury holidays in Tunisia a popular choice. Tunis is the capital of Tunisia and is an incredible maze of alleyways, fusion of cultures and chaotic souks whose colorful spices and handicraft will force you to haggle for a worthwhile treasure to take home with you that you can place in your home to remember your holiday forever. Having had enough of the city you can venture out to the dazzling Chotta El Jeridsalt pan, walk through the underground tunnel of El Jem to explore the Roman amphitheatre or ride a camel and venture out into the desert sandy dunes. The beach life in Tunisia is also not disappointing as the long rambling coast along the Mediterranean has something appealing for every beach lover.(image by Dennis Jarvis) Tunisia also benefits from a great year round climate with hot summers and mild winters. It is the perfect location for any time of year whether It be to escape the cold and dark winter at home or to work on a fantastic tan laid out on a beach or by the pool in the summer months. ITALY Italy is the kind of destination that one can never get enough of, travelers keep returning each year and in 2014 the trend is unsurprisingly seemingly more or less the same. Its awe inspiring art and architecture, amazing cities such as Venice and Rome soaked up in rich history, stunning historical ruins, sun kissed olive groves and vineyards and the sparkling waters of Lake Como and the Mediterranean keep enticing visitors to explore this boot shaped country.(image by Moyan Brenn) If you...