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Your Complete Guide to Bathing Etiquette in Korea: Visiting the Jimjilbang (찜질방)

Bathhouse Culture When you think of a sauna, the first thing that comes to mind is the sweltering-hot Turkish and Swedish saunas popular among Europeans, or the Japanese hot springs. However, Koreans have also mastered the art of unwinding and cleaning their bodies. If you are visiting Korea, a visit to a jimjilbang is a must! Just about everyone goes to Korean...

Best of China Travel: Unmissable Food in Xi’an

Explore a Unique Cuisine Travelling to Xi’an is an amazing experience for so many reasons, and when it comes to eating, Xi’an boasts a unique and diverse cuisine that will provide you with plenty of mouthwatering options. Xi’an people are passionate about their food and it shines through in the multitude of delicious dishes you can try. Most of these...

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We Like to Party: Your Crash Course on Seoul’s Top 3 Party Districts

Pop quiz! It’s Saturday night in Seoul. What are you going to do? Hit up your nearby convenience store and stock up on soju so you can watch Netflix in your cozy bed Go to the local 24-hour PC room and play some Overwatch or BattleGrounds Or… Ride the Seoul subway to one of its party neighbourhoods for a night of fun If you answered C, then you’re in luck. Most...

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Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Hanoi like a Local

Hanoi is one of the most vibrant and exciting places I’ve visited. The food is fantastic, the people are friendly, and there’s loads to do. It definitely takes a little getting used to, though, so here is my guide to enjoying Hanoi like a local. As a long time local of Hanoi, my good friend Kristen Rossi helped me out with these and was kind enough to...

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Cycle Osaka: Explore Japan Like a Local

Osaka is a wonderful city. Full of things to do for the foodie, the nerd, the history buff, and the culture seeker. I’ve never experienced a vibe quite like the one I did in Osaka. Osaka is also great for day trips, making it a convenient hub to explore other parts of Japan, see my friend Amanda’s amazing itinerary of things you can get up to in Osaka...

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Japan’s Best Book Hostels: Book and Bed

Why stay there? Books, travelling, and sleeping are my three favourite things. And Japan is my favourite country. So when we discovered that there exists in Tokyo a beautiful hostel with bunks tucked between the bookshelves, a book on every pillow, and walls plastered with vintage newspapers, I lost my mind a little bit. Book And Bed is a perfect hostel experience...