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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 in Korea, visiting the jimjilbang is a must! Just …

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10 Amazing Day Trips from Taipei – Explore Taiwan

Are you ready for some great day trips from Taipei? Taipei is a fantastic city, and one that deserves to be explored to its fullest. It’s one of our favourite cities on Earth, vibrant, rich, and full of life. The people are passionate, kind, and full of love. Part of the beauty of Taipei is …

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Should I Teach in China, Korea, or Japan? Honest Pros and Cons.

So You Want to Teach English in Asia? The most popular countries in which to teach EFL in East Asia are easily China, Korea, and Japan. Each one has its pros and cons with regards to the jobs available, working standards, cultural rules, and a hundred other areas you should be aware of. Having taught …

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Five Best Book Cafes around East Asia

Explore East Asia’s Amazing Book Cafes For so many of us, there’s nothing more soothing and warming than relaxing in a cosy cafe, nursing a coffee, and losing hours to a thrilling novel. There’s something about a cafe atmosphere that enhances the experience of reading, making a memory of the experience. And that goes double …

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The Best Place to Stay in Tokyo – Book and Bed

Why stay at Book and Bed Hostel? Claiming this is the best place to stay in Tokyo is a bold one. yes, this is a city brimming with world-class accommodation but Book and Bed certainly belongs up there with the best. Books, travelling, and sleeping are my three favourite things. And Japan is my favourite …

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Must-Read Books for your trip to Paris (and after!)

Ah, Paris. The world’s most romantic city could never be called truly romantic if it wasn’t for its legendary literature, powerful feminists, and groundbreaking philosophers. There is so much depth and beauty to Paris’ art, architecture, cuisine, and literary scene that it’s only fair to dig into some of it through some of the best …

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How to Spend One Day in Singapore – A City Guide

Experience the Highlights  – One Day in Singapore  Singapore is often thought to be part of Malaysia, but it has been an independent city-state and island country for 53 years following its liberation from Britain. With four official languages – English, Malay, Tamil and Chinese – and a predominantly Islamic religion, it makes for a …

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7 Books to Read Before you Visit Canada

Wondering What to Read Before You Visit Canada? If you’re planning to visit Canada and check the Great White North off your bucket list, then you’ll definitely want to familiarize yourself with some of the best authors and books about Canada. Preferably written by Canadians! Canada has a very strong literary tradition and many Canadian …

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Top 3 LGBTQ-friendly Places to Visit in Japan

Top 3 LGBTQ-friendly places to visit in Japan It’s no secret that Japan is far behind other developed countries when it comes to LGBTQ rights. While some local governments issue same-sex union certificates, gay marriage still isn’t recognized by the Japanese government, and the Supreme Court recently ruled that transgendered people must be sterilized before …

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