• DSC1774 1140x587 - Must Visit Beaches in New Plymouth

    Must Visit Beaches in New Plymouth

    Despite being rated as the second best region in the world to visit by Lonely Planet in 2017, Taranaki is still a very underrated place within New Zealand. These are the must visit beaches in New Plymouth! Preface There’s a certain type of lifestyle that exists within Taranaki. A rather chill atmosphere with a laid-back attitude – something which makes it an ideal place to retire or vacation. Coming back from Seoul, the quietness and casual lifestyle was the first thing I noticed. Many people flock to New Zealand for the lifestyle, and Taranaki is the epitome of said lifestyle. With that being said, you may be wondering by now…

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    Must do Summer Activities in Seoul!

    Summer is finally here, and I can’t say how glad I am that it is! Summer can feel quite extreme in Korea, with temperatures reaching 40 degrees in some cities. Seoul is lucky though as the temperature usually only reaches 35 degrees. However, this means it is the perfect time for outdoor activities! Be careful to check the weather before you make plans though, as it can be quite wet on some days. This list will be made up of outdoor activities, as I believe that these are the best things to do in Seoul at this time. So with that… Let me get the list started! Hanuel Garden (하늘공원)…

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    Eungbongsan (응봉산) – The Best Views in Seoul.

    This article has a short background story. If you would like to skip this and go straight to the post, please click the link: Click here to skip to the article I go on photography trips often. I usually try to head out once or twice a week to take night photos. It’s one of the biggest benefits of photography for me, it makes me explore, it makes me experience. I honestly can’t imagine ever visiting places like 응봉산 if it wasn’t for photography. The other day I had my biggest photography success yet. My friend approached me on Instagram and asked if it was okay to share some of my…

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    A Photographic Journey Along the Han River.

    Sometimes I go out with the intention of taking informative photos. Photos that will be helpful for visitors and photos that help explain my writing. However, the other day I needed some new photos for Instagram and I thought that the Han River (more specifically, Yeouido) was the perfect place. I asked my friend if he wanted to visit with me, and to my excitement, he agreed. The river is amazing at night and I took a lot of photos, some of which I want to share. I labelled this post as a ‘photographic’ journey, rather than a normal post. But what does this mean? I want to try to show the…

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    Best Market in Seoul? Namdaemun Market!

    Namdaemun Market is the largest market in Korea and sells a large variety of different goods. Established in 1964, it is still going strong over 50 years later! Namdaemun is open from 11 pm – 5 pm (5 pm the next day, the market runs through the night. Info from here). The market sells nearly anything you could want, and everything from clothes to stationary to cameras, is sold here.   The market is located near Hoehyeon station (line 4, near Seoul Station). Taking different exits will lead you to different parts of the market. Exits 6 and 7 are usually the best exits to get straight into the market.…

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    Seoul Streams – Summer in Seoul

    It feels like mere weeks ago I was writing about how spring was finally here! Now, just weeks later, I am sitting here writing about how summer has finally come. This year’s cherry blossom season was rather short, and it feels like there hasn’t been a big downtime between that and summer. While the temperature isn’t quite 35 degrees yet, it is nearing the top of the ‘comfortable weather’ spectrum.     With all of that said, today I decided to finally get out my skateboard and go on a proper adventure. Many streams twist through the city, and the one closest to my home is 성북천 (Seongbuk River). This…

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