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China: Shanghai Sights

November 6, 20120 Comments

Sightseeing in Shanghai There is enough to entertain you in Shanghai for more than the four days we had here, with the 30 day countdown ticking on our visa we had to get a move on.  The things that kept us entertained for our limited time were: The Jing’An Temple is a fully restored (adorned throughout with […]

Flashpacking in China: Shanghai Arrival

November 4, 20122 Comments

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Korea: Jeju Two Day Driving Itinerary

October 23, 20122 Comments

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 […]

Korea: Jeju Island and Getting Around

October 21, 20126 Comments

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 […]

Korea: Seoul Food Market is World Class

October 18, 20120 Comments

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 […]

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