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7 Amazing Things to Do in Daegu 대구 (By a Local)

Daegu, in South Korea, is somewhere you have to visit at least once. Shared by a local, here are the activities in Daegu that you simply shouldn’t miss. I’ve been living in Korea for three years and I consider Daegu itself to be the reason why I call Korea home now. Before I arrived, I …

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Kokeshi Dolls (こけし): Everything You Need to Know

Showcasing the imagination of the artists, kokeshi dolls take a simple idea and demonstrate stunning artwork, giving us characters to be treasured. They have changed a lot over the years but several details remain, including their limbless physique and vibrant hand-painted bodies. Find out everything about kokeshi dolls, from their history to how they are …

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An Intro to Lofi (Top 6 Chill Japanese Lofi Playlists)

Discover Japanese lofi with an introduction to the genre and six lofi playlists that will transport you to another world. For so many reasons, modern life is full of stresses and anxiety is at an all-time high. Whoever you are, wherever you’re from, whatever your age or your job, you need downtime. You need relaxation, …

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5 Unmissable Things to Do in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Get ready to discover why we fell in love with this gorgeous area of Thailand and why it should be next on your list. Kanchanaburi Province in western Thailand is a four hour train ride from Bangkok. When you step off that train, you’re welcomed — with open arms — into an entirely different world. …

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A Complete Guide To Japanese Izakaya (居酒屋)

Here’s what to expect when you visit a Japanese izakaya for the first time, as well as what food and drinks you’ll find on an izakaya menu. The Japanese izakaya is, to put it simply, Japan’s answer to a British pub. Famed for delicious Japanese drinks and jaw-dropping Japanese food, Japanese izakaya are places that …

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5 Things to do in Okinawa, Japan (In Bad Weather)

In the event of unfortunate and unpredictable tropical weather, here are some amazing things to do in Okinawa, Japan regardless of the state of the weather. Sooner or later, it will rain on your trip to Okinawa. The reason why it often rains on weekends in urban areas is due to the build-up of pollution …

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Discover Korean Vegan Food and Temple Cuisine

Learn about Korean vegan dishes you can try at home, the world of vegan and vegetarian Korean temple cuisine, and some amazing vegan Korean cookbooks. While Korean cuisine is strongly associated with meat and fish dishes, it’s certainly not the case that vegans will miss out when visiting Korea. And when it comes to cooking …

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Top 10 Beautiful And Obscure Tokyo Bookstores

With captivating cultural, historical and literary stories to tell, touch down in one of these ten Tokyo bookstores and let your inquisitive spirit run free.  The birthplace of the now world-famous contemporary Japanese literature, Tokyo is filled with library-style hotels, writers’ bars, and commuter trains jam-packed with keen readers.  It’s no surprise, then, to discover …

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Top 10 Most Stunning Libraries (In the World)

Whether you like to hibernate in a corner with your favourite reads or scour shelves searching for new knowledge – libraries can transport you to another world. Despite the modern emergence of digital over print, libraries retain their aura of significance and continue to be places of happiness and comfort for many people. Top 10 …

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7 Great Books to Read Before Visiting Cambodia

Visiting Cambodia, like many Southeast Asian countries involves storytelling traditions dating back centuries. However, much of it was rarely written down, passed instead through oral tradition. Most of the literary works written down in Khmer were owned and controlled by the Royal families, or the Buddhist monks. Despite these long literary traditions, the Khmer literature …

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