The Boryeong Mud Festival

As the sticky, hot monsoon season draws to a close, South Korea’s famous Boryeong Mud Festival begins and ends in the final week of July. I was lucky to have gone twice to the festival, that is famed for it’s skin energising mud off the coast.  Let’s take a look in pictures into just what makes this particular festival so popular among locals and tourists in Korea.

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Koh Samui

Koh Samui is a small island off the Eastern coast of Thailand and is situated in the Gulf of Thailand. This island is a true gem, and it’s also very popular with tourists. I was lucky to visit the island twice. In this post I will just show the highlights of what you can do for the ultimate relaxing holiday on Koh Samui.

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Bucharest, Romania

I had  to go on a week-long study trip in Romania in 2015.  It was part of the international exchange programs between my French university and a Romanian one. Romania is starting to invest more in developing its industrial and manufacturing industries as it opens itself up internationally. Romania has long been overlooked as a tourist destination. However, over the last 3 years, the country is becoming a popular travel destination as the country develops itself as an industry leader and brand.

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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”

The Spring Lotus Lantern Festival

In my first post on the Seoul Lantern Festival, I referred to the one that takes place in late Autumn along the river. There is in fact two. This lantern festival is a month long and is in relation to Buddha’s birthday on 5 May.

I was invited by a wonderful new travelling friend to join in on the Spring Lotus Festival that took place on the weekend before Buddha’s birthday.

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Spring in Seoul

Spring time in Asia does not last to long, and it’s best time is only between 2 or 3 weeks long. This is when the cherry blossoms bloom. I’m obsessed with these flowers, and make an effort to catch them in new places and countries when I have the opportunity.

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Sejong Village -Korean Art of Past & Present

Firstly, I would like to thank Trazy.com for inviting me to the walking Seochon Village tour. Trazy.com is a travel service that offers a variety of tour guides and events in South Korea. Please check out their website for more details or simply click on their ad banner at the end of this post to get more information on amazing travel and tour deals!

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Dragon Hill Spa

Over my years living in Seoul, I have always heard about the famous Dragon Hill Spa in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. On doing a search, I saw beautiful interiors with multi-levels of spas offering a a variety of treatments. I got a bad knot in my trapeze muscle, and decided to treat myself to a good massage at the ultimate jimjilbang in Seoul after my Korean class.

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Busan, South Korea

I was super excited when my bestie from Cape Town, South Africa emailed me in 2011 to say she was going to come and visit South Korea! I was only living in Seoul for about 3 months, and I was excited to show her around the city. Luckily her visit coincided with a two day-long vacation period in March so I decided to include a visit to Busan to do something special. It was my first time playing host and I wanted it to be perfect, so why not include a bit more if South Korea where we could both explore.

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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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