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Life after Jeju: Love, Sex And The DMZ

The second half of my South Korean journey involved swimming under powerful Korean waterfalls, visiting sex exhibitions, chilling out on breathtaking islands and embarking on a dark underground journey to the North Korean border. After my short foray into Japan I passed rows and rows of industrial buildings and hazy, smoke-filled factories as the bus rolled through...

Magical bamboos and ancient shrines in Japan

Japan was quite an unexpected detour in my journey across Asia. As a young child, I always wanted to visit the country but as an adult, my budget wouldn’t allow it. This meant that when I first packed my bags in England, ready to face the adventure of a lifetime, I reluctantly crossed it off the list because it would greatly exceed the financial limits that I had put...

Tales of the long neck people: A forgotten tribe

Hearing stories about the long neck people has fascinated me ever since I was a child. In 2016, I got to learn about the real stories behind this fascinating tribe when I became a first-time globetrotter.  It opened up a whole new world of experience and important life lessons for me.
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South Korea: Temples, palaces and the Winter Sonata

PART ONE South Korea is not the tropical paradise of Thailand or the mayhem and madness of China. Rather, it is the quaint, quiet, little beauty in the heart of the Orient. I had no idea what to expect. I guess I was after a taste of the unusual to quench the thirst of curiosity as I emerged from Seoul Incheon Airport hot, confused and flustered. Please follow and...

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Best hostels 2019: How to choose the best hostel

Hostels are a great way to meet new people when you are backpacking and they are a money saver too, as they are more often than not, cheaper than most hotels.
Some can offer extremely good value for money, comfortable beds, tourism services, free food and affordable laundry services, all under one roof.
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Why I fell in love with Italy

The thing I love most about Italy is the people. While the splendor of the Roman ruins of Pompeii in Naples and the Colosseum of Rome may eventually wane with time, the friendliness and hospitality of the locals has left a lasting impression on me that will remain for many years to come.
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