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The First Birthday party

We have been privileged enough to be invited to some special occasions here in South Korea.

The first one was a birthday party. Koreans are different to Westerners in that we like to appear younger than we really are, whereas here, age is a great deciding factor in who deserves the most respect. 227 more words

South Korea

Pingxi Lantern Festival

Remember all those lovely pictures of lanterns floating away in the sky – maybe from Pinterest or from Tangled, the movie? Well, I was determined to attend a festival where these lanterns are launched. 1,258 more words

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Failure to Launch: A story of an epic fail at the Pingxi Lantern

Dear Taipei,

I’ve tried to suppress my desires, but, you lantern me on.

On that hilarious note, this entry is about my trip, or rather -EPIC FAIL- at the Pinxi Lantern Festival. 1,272 more words



Formely hidden by an elevated highway, the Cheonggyecheon Stream was restored by then Seoul Mayor Lee Myung Bak in 2003 and is now a natural haven popular among the seoulites. 52 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat

Hundreds of paper lanterns afloat on the Namgang River at the Floating Lantern Festival in Jinju, South Korea.


The Lantern-Lit Streets of Historic Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, our second stop in Vietnam was a large contrast from our first stop of Saigon: instead of wide lanes clogged with motorbikes and fronted by modern buildings, there were narrow streets that were pedestrian only and featured quaint old buildings that looked like they haven’t changed in hundreds of years. 2,205 more words


Vietnam - Hoi An

The train dropped us off in Da Nang.

During the 60’s, Da Nang was used as a major US airbase. The airport at that time was one of the busiest in the world. 1,216 more words