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First Impressions of Korea: The World’s Cutest And Drunkest Country

Seoul, South Korea skyline just after sunset

Welcome to South Korea, quite possibly the cutest country in Asia, and undeniably the most drunken nation in the world. Koreans drink more than twice as much alcohol as the second hardest drinking country, Russia. My first impressions of Korea were of being surrounded by cute women and cute cartoon characters alongside countless bars and … Read More

Unique, Offbeat Auckland Activities & Destinations

Glenbrook Vintage Railway, one of the unique and offbeat Auckland activities

Auckland is the gateway to New Zealand and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is also a very popular tourist destination with plenty of obligatory sights to see. However don’t overlook the offbeat Auckland activities in and around city. Sometimes the most rewarding experiences can be found when you escape the … Read More

Japanese Toilets: Impressive, Futuristic…And Daunting To First-Timers

Instructions on how to use Japanese toilets

There is nothing more gratifying than a top notch toilet. And when it comes to fancy toilets it is fairly common knowledge that Japan leads the pack. Their toilets have features most Westerners have never dreamed of, including background noise to cover any sounds that the user may make, a warm cleansing spray, self-warming seat, … Read More

Best Destinations for Solo Female Travelers

Solo Travel

Traveling alone can always be a challenge and a daunting experience — especially for solo female travelers. The sense of nervousness can be heightened when you are a female wandering around solo. While the world is a beautiful place, it can also be scary and you shouldn’t take security lightly as a female traveler. Nonetheless, … Read More

JJ Green: Thailand’s Cool, Quirky & Offbeat Night Market

JJ Green night market in Bangkok is the coolest and quirkiest night market in all of Thailand

Night markets are common not just in Thailand but throughout most of Asia. However they all tend to have the same kind of souvenirs, local handicrafts, and traditional foods. Same same but different, as they say. Until I found Jatujak Green ‐ more commonly known as JJ Green night market ‐ the best place in … Read More

14 Amazing & Impressive Japanese Innovations

Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, Japan

One of the best things about foreign travel is the knowledge that invariably comes with it. It provides the opportunity for each of us to learn more about the world and its’ many diverse cultures, as well as a little bit about ourselves. Another bonus is the chance to see which technology, trends, and practices … Read More

One Night In Bangkok And The World’s Your Oyster…

Bangkok Nightlife @ Patpong

Having spent two weeks in Bangkok I can now say that I understand and appreciate the words to the One Night In Bangkok song that much better. But before I get into the sordid nightlife of Thailand‘s capital city, let me just first say a few things: I came to Bangkok for culture and I … Read More