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Flashpacking in China: Shanghai Arrival
By November 4, 2012 2 Comments Read More →

Flashpacking in China: Shanghai Arrival

Getting to China on this trip represents a real milestone for us.  China has always held a mysterious lure for me and I have been wanting to visit here since I was a child.   With independent travel around China easier than ever, we decided to ignore some of the doom merchants who advise against travelling here. We just […]

Posted in: China
Korea:  Jeju Two Day Driving Itinerary
By October 23, 2012 2 Comments Read More →

Korea: Jeju Two Day Driving Itinerary

I mentioned in our previous Jeju travel blog the different options for getting around the sights of Jeju, and why we chose to hire a car.  Here we set out our own itinerary and the sights we managed to visit with a two day car hire.  Our pace was very leisurely, and we did a fair […]

Posted in: South Korea
Korea: Jeju Island and Getting Around
By October 21, 2012 6 Comments Read More →

Korea: Jeju Island and Getting Around

We took a flight from Seoul to Jeju with Jeju Air, the train and ferry options were a bit long winded so we took to the air instead. The Jeju Air cabin crew were very helpful, and as the flight was only around 45 minutes, there is little to report about the journey. Except that […]

Posted in: South Korea
Korea: Seoul Food Market is World Class
By October 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Korea: Seoul Food Market is World Class

Kwangjang Market Travelling around Asia for the last few months we have seen our fair share of ‘traditional’ markets.  Some examples deserve their traditional moniker; others would be best described as tourist traps. As the lure of the tourist dollar replaces traditional traders with those selling souvenirs, fake designer goods or other merchandise that has the […]

Posted in: South Korea
South Korea: Seoul Attractions
By October 14, 2012 3 Comments Read More →

South Korea: Seoul Attractions

What to do in Seoul? Seoul is a city full of culture, the old, the new, the modern and the downright quirky.  The people here enjoy life, they work and play hard.  As a tourist, in between munching your way through some delightful food and shaking off last nights soju or makgeolli hangover, you can […]

Posted in: South Korea