Korea: Getting A Bit Of Seoul
By October 11, 2012 4 Comments Read More →

Korea: Getting A Bit Of Seoul

Travel to Seoul Taiwan to Seoul via Korean Air was a pleasant experience, our second scheduled airline flight within the space of a few days, we will be calling ourselves glampackers next.  Getting through check in and customs proved a little complicated as we were unaware of a Korean airline ban on cigarette lighters and […]

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South Korea: Traditional Bullfighting Without The Blood

South Korea: Traditional Bullfighting Without The Blood

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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South Korea: Jinju Festival of Floating Lamps (Yudeung)

South Korea: Jinju Festival of Floating Lamps (Yudeung)

How to get to Jinju We departed Jeju on the morning of Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving day) and as we were checking out of our room only hotel, were asked to take a seat in the manager’s office, who proudly presented us with a massive plate of cakes each. Neither of us are really breakfast people, […]

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Taiwan: Things to do in Taipei
By October 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Taiwan: Things to do in Taipei

Taipei Culture and Attractions Taipei is a cultural destination, its long and ancient history sits perfectly in harmony with it’s modern buildings.  With four days here we had time to sample a little bit of both. We mentioned in our previous Taipei travel post, what a surprising and enjoyable time we had touring around. The great […]

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Taiwan: Visiting Taipei for the First Time
By October 1, 2012 5 Comments Read More →

Taiwan: Visiting Taipei for the First Time

After six weeks travelling around Malaysia, we turned our back on the mainland of Asia, and headed east for the next leg of our trip to China, via Taiwan and South Korea. I am not sure why we decided to only make a four day tour in the Taiwanese capital city of Taipei.  I guess it was […]

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