I must confess, I'm more of a tea person, but I don't discriminate. I like coffee shops and tea houses equally. I like a nicely decorated place, quiet, cosy, and with an interesting selection of hot beverages. Add some handmade cookies and cakes to co [...]
Going to Tibet is not for the spontaneous. You need to plan it well in advance, get a visa for China, a special permit to enter Tibet and you must book a tour. And hope China doesn’t close the border by t [...]
Travelling is usually associated with a holiday and having fun, which is fair enough. But it can also help (or challenge) you to change your perspective about the world we live in. Here are a few travel experiences that will shake your belief system.
Short answer: Yes! I’ve recently been travelling around China by myself and I noticed my friends and even locals’ reactions were: "Wow, you are brave!" But as a female solo traveller in China, I can say there is no need for bravery, it is safe.
In my eyes, East Asian traditional architecture appears to be exotic, loaded with history and mystery. In Korea, the traditional houses are called hanok. Koreans are known for their appreciation and efforts made to preserve historical heritage. As I mentioned in my last artic [...]
The history of Korean Hanbok
In the past, only the upper class (yangban) was allowed to wear colourful silk made hanbok. It was made of precious materials while the common people had to wear white traditional clothes, sometimes pastel colours [...]