The Korean Hanbok Experience

I finally did the Korean hanbok experience! I put it on my Korean list to-do when I arrived. When I first came to Korea it wasn’t really a major attraction nor were there many places advertising this service, but over the last 3 years it has become a popular activity with tourists. I personally thought it was a great idea and opportunity to experience a new fun side of Korean tradition. So one Summer afternoon in June, I headed out to Jongno 2-ga to rent a hanbok.

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Mademoiselle Prive in Seoul

I saw adverts for this exhibition all over my social media 2 months ago. The Mademoiselle Prive promotions combined cool character animations of Coco Chanel and a look through her design process. The process of how Coco Chanel came to build her brand and how the current Chanel still uses her history to define the brand today, is what keeps the brand moving forward. The Mademoiselle Prive exhibition has come to Seoul, and is being showcased at the D-Museum. I went to check it out over the weekend.

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Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Mask

So I’m still a bit Jeju obsessed. My Spring weekend on the amazing volcanic island of South Korea has left me daydreaming of it even more, now that the hot sticky summer of Korea has hit the country full force.

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Amazing Jeju Island

Jeju Island has been on my Korean bucket list for some time. The island’s popularity has grown so much over the past 5 years and it continues to be the perfect getaway destination. I finally decided to take a short weekend trip down South to the island to get a breath of fresh air and relax. Continue reading “Amazing Jeju Island”

Living in Lima

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Me and a friend walking through Lima centre.

This will be my last and final post on my year living abroad in Peru in 2008. It’s my last
because I simply have nothing left to tell of my adventures.

Next year will be 10 years since lived there, and since compiling these posts, many of the good friends  I had made there that I am still in contact with are suggesting a reunion. I would love that, as since then I have become a more seasoned traveller and I am better equipped to document my travels to. I suppose I’ll just have to wait and see!

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“You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.”

-Buddha

Having literally been thrown to all four corners of our amazing planet, I have come to appreciate over time the amazing world we live in. I had never planned on becoming a nomad. I had preferred to rather be a well-seasoned traveller. However, that was not the plan for me, travel continues to be the inconsistent consistency in my life with welcome and not so welcome surprises around the corner.

One of the unique things people who leave and make home abroad have to deal with are extremities. By this I mean when you live outside of your home and comfort zone, you deal with drama and experiences that are not always mild in nature. Sometimes, it’s as if things that go right can go VERY right, and things that go wrong, go as wrong as they could possibly go!

 

Perhaps it’s because of all the changes you go through, or how you process change, or perhaps the entire situation of being in a new environment, country or culture. Whatever it is, it has a lot to do with a personal change of ones mindset.

Whether you’ve experienced extreme loss or extreme gains through living abroad, these are all a result of extreme risk. Let’s face it, living abroad is a big risk and an extreme choice to make in the first place.

Let’s also keep in mind…extreme ups and downs can also make you extremely strong!

Safe journeys

Bee

Best Spa Secrets in Asia

I love a good massage, and always ensure I get one while on holiday abroad. However, there are various treatments on offer in different countries, as well as different prices. Thus far, Asia has impressed me the most with their variety of spa and relaxation treatments that are in high quality and affordable. In this post, I bring you my own experiences and quest in finding the best Asia has to offer.

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Harajuku Heaven

Tokyo is undoubtedly one of the fashion capitals of the world. Before the uprise of other Asian fashion capitals, Tokyo was the first to set it’s own unique style and have conceived many famous designers and brands even up till now.
Tokyo is full of hot spots, each with a fashion speciality that will spoil the avid shopper and fashionista. I went one Sunday afternoon to check out Harajuku. Harajuku is famous of it’s over top fashion led by Tokyo’s trendy youth with famous styles such as Harajuku girl, the Goth-Lolita and cosplay gatherings.

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How Safe is your home while traveling?

A feature article for SimpliSafe.com
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It happened to me. My flat got broken into while I was away. The situation could have easily been avoided had I taken better preventative steps to ensure the safety of my home, but I was so busy packing and unpacking for my trip while trying to get a million things sorted before I left. The flurry and excitement of leaving before a trip happens to all of us, and it’s really stressful.

 

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Merry Melbourne City

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On my visit to Australia in 2011, I stayed in Melbourne city for a few days. The city itself had a real vibrant bohemian vibe to it that was lively and busy. I was staying in the nearby suburb of Fitzroy, which had great trams to reach into the city centre in less than 20 minutes.

 

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