Tag Archives: Chill

Minalungao

It’s the first days of summer, and this draft has been on the back burner giving way to other bigger trips I’ve had. So before I start writing about my next destination, which took place last month in an icy … Continue reading

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Shaxi: Quaintest of Quaint

This must be the quaintest of quaint towns I’ve set foot on in quite a while if not in all of my travels. Found halfway between Dali and Lijiang, Shaxi is home to beautifully preserved adobe courtyard mansions that offer … Continue reading

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Xizhou: The Other Old Town of Dali

When asked where she would recommend we go besides the old town, Ling told us to go to Xizhou. “It may not appeal to everyone,” she said, “but many appreciate it for its cultural heritage.” And with that, Ling arranged … Continue reading

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Jianshui: An Ancient Town Side Trip

Credits: Now is paper in green and orange; 4ever paper in argyle, love, and solid blue; 4ever striped ribbon—all by Splendid Fiin; Queen of Quirk star element. Many stop for lunch, but not many stay the night. An optional gateway just … Continue reading

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Bukchon and Samcheon-dong: A Fusion of Old and New

Wandering around Bukchon, a village with over 600 years of history in the midst of metropolitan Seoul was a stroll into the past and the present. It was home to aristocrats back in those days when the village was downtown … Continue reading

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Korean Street Food: A Food Tour

Food has always been a big part of my travels.   It is, after all, the best way to connect with a place and its people. Food is Culture. And in Korea, street food is part of its culture. The food … Continue reading

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Rainy Days in Seoul: Taxi rides, Museums and Bibimbap

Credits:  Template from the You are Awesome bloghop As luck would have it, we woke up to a rainy Seoul on our first full day in South Korea’s capital. Breakfast at the guesthouse. What to do? We deferred our plan … Continue reading

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