• We pick up the story a few days into my new temple temple life.
    The Vital Task
    We volunteers only had one task relating to the temple itself, and a vital one it was. Without exception, it had to be done […]

  • Months before I had arrived in Japan, I began the process of planning where I wanted to go and what exactly I wanted to do. The destinations practically chose themselves. However, there was one aspect of […]

  • What brought me to this quiet little mountain town of Yudanaka? What was the reason for taking the 5-hour bus journey from Tokyo to this little-known town on the outskirts of a ski resort? It wasn’t for the […]

  • Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoy your time in Harbin!

  • We pick up the story after a few days of sushi, gambling and temples. Now to continue where we left off…

    Business is Booming

    A new day, and time to focus on another area on the vast map of Tokyo. I […]

  • After bidding a farewell to the nation I have called home for over 2 years, it was time to begin my adventure with a fresh new country; Japan. A country I’ve been dreaming of visiting ever since I was a teenager, […]

  • Two years ago I was faced with a decision; where would I like to live? Beijing or Shanghai. Quite the decision to make, particularly when you’re on the other side of the world and with no real knowledge of either […]

  • This must be the most world recognized natural phenomenon China has to offer, a true natural wonder of the world. An image of another primeval world, a time of long forgotten mystery. A location which has been […]


    South Korea is very much an underestimated country when it comes to travel, and is not mentioned as often as it should. Busan must then be considered one of the most underrated cities in the whole of […]

  • For travellers on a time-limit, Prague is the perfect city. Fortunately all the highlights line-up along an almost perfectly straight line through the city, all within a comfortable 3 mile or so wander along a […]

  • We left off after a 250km drive from the capital Ulaanbaatar deep into central Mongolia. We pick up the story on the outskirts of Khogno Khan National Park after spending the night with a local nomad family in our […]

  • I’ve racked up a fair number of countries on the list, most of which were along the tried and tested beaten tracks of endlessly reliable streams of tourists. Not often have I stepped too far off the trail, or t […]

  • Malaysia’s capital city comes with a bit of personal history for me. A few years ago, the conclusion of my first ever backpacking adventure would bring me to Kuala Lumpur after a rapid 3 months. An incredibly b […]

  • Nestled between the misty mountain ranges and the newly renovated beaches is South Korea’s second largest city, one which boasts everything one would expect from a global cultural centre. Busan proudly displays […]

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments! Very true, the lack of solid information is very frustrating, particularly with my basic level of Chinese! I hope this can be helpful to you in some way. Hope you enjoy […]

  • I have been fortunate enough to visit several cities and regions of the very much underestimated nation of South Korea. Cities with enough relics and attractions to keep travellers of varying interests entertained […]

  • The states have Hawaii, South Korea has Jeju. This island is highly rated amongst both locals and visitors alike as an island paradise. I heard many good things and received several promises. Promises that this […]

  • For an extensive guide on Busan’s attractions, accommodation, cuisine and travel info, check the guide here!

    To visit anywhere once is a privilege, to visit there twice is a blessing. I last visited Busan […]

  • For an extensive guide on Gyeongju’s attractions, accommodation and travel info, check the guide here!

    Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the birthplace of Korea as we know it today: Gyeongju. This is the home […]

  • It doesn’t get the focus it deserves being wedged between countries like China and Japan. One of the best places I’ve visited in all of Asia, it shouldn’t be underestimated! 😀

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