What makes something “World Class?” If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’d know it isn’t a term I like to throw around. To me, it means it is something you can confidently recommend to someone who is well traveled. The beaches of the Maldives are world class. Angkor is a world class destination. Kyoto is a world class city. Haeundae beach in Busan, meh…not so much. Read more
Calling this a “hot day” is a tad of an understatement. I was scorched and dripping with sweat within seconds of stepping out of my air conditioned room. After 15 full days of travel, a flight to Jeju later in the day, and this heat, I just wanted to chill. Read more
This is going to be a short one. Korea is expected to submit “Gaya Tumili” as their UNESCO proposition either in 2020 or 2021. In anticipation, I came to Changnyeong to see the cluster of tombs. I came within a kilometer or two back in April when I visited the Upo Wetlands, but didn’t even know these existed. Read more
After being a bit disappointed with Sosu Seowon, I decided to give these Confucian academies a second chance. After all, a whopping 9 of them are registered UNESCO sites, so it wouldn’t be fair to judge them all on an hr visit so 1 of them.
I wasn’t expecting to be in Ulleungdo this long, but a typhoon had other plans. The southern coast is currently being battered by heavy rains and wind, causing the eastern ports to be shut down. The lady at my accommodation was more than accommodating, so no biggie. I woke up late expecting heavy rain, but nothing but Read more