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Singapore has only been around for 50 years. In a short time, Singapore becomes one of the world’s most outstanding countries. It leads the world in education, banking, and shipping. … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · 16 Comments

20 Must See Places in Seoul

Seoul, the capital of Korea, is arguably the most popular tourist destination in all of Korea. Packed with countless sights to see and places to visit, such as ancient palaces, … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Shopping in SEOUL

Seoul is an international shopper’s paradise for all kinds of things like  luxury brands, the latest fashions, skin care products, cosmetics, shoes, souvenirs, you name it, they have it!  All the wonderful things  … Continue reading

August 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Cultural Immersion at Bukchon Hanok Village in SEOUL

One of the best ways to develop a more meaningful appreciation of another culture is to experience the daily life as lived by the locals, explore historic sites and cultural … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · 10 Comments

Disneyland Korean Style: LOTTE WORLD – SEOUL

Lotte World is a massive self-contained indoor recreation complex, complete with shopping malls, sports facilities, movie theaters, a Folk Museum, and the luxurious five-star Lotte Hotel World located right beside … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 10 Comments

Walking through Ancient Palaces that Breathes History : Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung Palace

To understand more about Korea, you have to immerse yourself in their culture.  The best way to do that is to stroll through the royal walkways of the “Five Grand … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · 32 Comments

Love is in the Air at N Seoul Tower and Namsan Park

I kicked off the day with some breakfast before going to Geongbokgung Palace and National Museum.  I have allotted my whole afternoon to see the N Seoul Tower because I … Continue reading

August 1, 2015 · 14 Comments

Arrival in South Korea: My First Impressions of SEOUL

Even though I have been often interacting with Korean students in my teaching career, it was still  a very alienating and strange experience to suddenly find myself in a city … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · 44 Comments

5 TIPS for a BUDGET TRAVEL in SEOUL, South Korea

Seoul is apparently one of the most expensive cities in the world.  It may not be a budget travel destination, but it is a great city to explore, to get … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tips on How to Apply for a South Korean Tourist Visa

Applying for a South Korean tourist visa in the Philippines is not as easy as before because last February 17, 2015, the Korean Embassy in Manila imposed stricter requirements for tourist … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · 160 Comments

QUTUB MINAR – An Indo-Islamic Style of Architecture

QutubMinar is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in New Delhi, India.  It is significant in the history of Indian culture, as being the first monument of Muslim rule … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment


Akshardham Temple is a phenomenal architecture that epitomizes rich Indian culture dating back to around ten thousand years of cultural legacy. The construction of this grand structure took around 5 … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

My First Impressions of New Delhi, INDIA

Knowing nothing about the country and reading information like rape cases, “eve-teasing”, sanitation issues, scam and danger makes me wary.  I knew from the very beginning of our trip that India would … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · 12 Comments

TOP 13 Must see Architectural Wonders of DELHI INDIA

Delhi is said to be one of the oldest existing cities in the word.  It is a vast city full of architectural wonders, where history, culture and tradition juxtaposed with … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Be Aware: Solo travel in India, is it safe?

Probably the most important question for anyone planning a holiday in India, in particular a woman travelling alone, is the question of safety.  The reputation the country holds for being … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

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