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The charm of Samcheongdong (Seoul, South Korea)

Jongno is one of my favorite places in Seoul as most of the palaces and traditional houses are located in this area and gives you a good picture of the charm of Korea’s history and culture. One of the neighborhoods you need to visit in this area is…

Japan is Kyoto – Ginkakuji Temple

I took a bus to Kinkaku-ji Temple thinking I was going to the Golden Pavilion. Little did I know that I was on my way to the Silver Pavilion. I saw Ginkaku-ji on the bus so I thought it was the same temple like how Koreans use G…

Postcards from Haneul Park (Seoul, South Korea)

The moment I stepped into the Park, it took only one second for me to fall in love with the scenery. The sound of the silver reeds as it dances with the wind were like angels singing. The park is actually called Haneul which means sky in English. The perfect…

Japan is Kyoto – Kinkaku-ji Temple

Bus No. 59 stops right in front of the bus stop near my guesthouse so I didn’t go to Kyoto Station. Kinkaku-ji is one of the most famous sites in Kyoto so I was expecting to see a huge crowd of tourists. The morning breeze on my…

Osaka, Japan will make you feel like you have entered into a time machine

Have you ever travelled to a city and felt like you just entered into a time machine? A place where you suddenly felt like your heart has captured your old soul. Osaka gave me that feeling. I’ve been to several cities in Europe and Asia where they have…

That Japan Visa – Don’t be afraid to apply!

Japan has always been a dream destination for Filipinos. If you ask 10 Filipinos which country they would like to visit first, half will answer Japan not only because Filipinos love Japanese food but because we all grew up watching Japanese anime and reading Japanese manga as a kid. Who…

Haircut in Seoul

I did my haircut in Seoul when I visited in 2011 in Naht Salon in Hongdae. I had my hair styled with bangs. I maintained the same hairstyle in the next few years. When I came back to Seoul last year, I decided to try going to a Salon again…

Japan is Kyoto – Part 2 Kiyomizudera Temple

I went really early to Kiyomizudera Temple to avoid the huge crowd but as expected, the place was already filled with tourists. This temple is one of the most popular temples in Japan and the most popular in Kyoto. When I went down the bus, I already saw people walking…

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