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Flashpacking China: From Beijing to Pingyao

November 21, 20120 Comments

A Step Back in Time at the Ancient Walled City of Pingyao The time had come to leave Beijing, and head west to the province of Shanxi, to visit a city called Pingyao. We’d managed to see all the main sights we wanted to in Beijing, but there are always other things to do and […]

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Seoul Trips: DMZ Tour and Joint Security Area Itinerary

October 30, 20128 Comments

 Bridging the Gap between North and South Korea We decided whilst in Seoul to take a tour of Panmunjeom Joint Secuirty Area (JSA).  On our travels we try to see things that hopefully broaden our perspectives on current affairs.  One of the most memorable and hardest hitting was our visit to Hiroshima, but we’ve also […]

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South Korea: Gyeongju Sightseeing City Tour Itinerary

October 28, 20124 Comments

In our last South Korea Travel Blog post, we shared our experience of our first day touring Gyeongju.  After an evening spent dining at another great Korean BBQ house, washed down with plenty of soju, we were up fairly early to visit some other cultural treasures from the Silla period. Day Two – Gyeongju Tour […]

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South Korea: Must See Things To Do In Gyeongju

October 26, 20120 Comments

Gyeongju is Korea’s most popular tourist destination both with Koreans and international visitors, mainly from Asia .  The region is rich in ancient history, with many sights being recognised by UNESCO, the area also boasts some great natural beauty for hiking and trekking if you are feeling in a sporty mood. We spent 3 nights […]

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South Korea: Traditional Bullfighting Without The Blood

October 9, 20124 Comments

Bullfighting South Korean Style We travelled to Jinju with the main intention of visiting the Korean Festival of Lanterns, which was an ‘enlightening’ experience. We hadn’t realised that this festival coincided with so many other free events taking place around the city. The National Bullfighting competition takes place annually, in October, during the Jinju ‘Yudueng’. […]

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