Sunday, June 16, 2019

Visiting JeongBang Waterfalls in Jeju Island, South Korea. What to Expect and How to Get There?

       Jeju is literally the motherland of mountains and sea. Well, I think by now, you guys are already having Mount Halla and Seongsan Illchubong in mind, that’s good, you are thinking… hah! but what else are there?
       2 words: Majestic waterfalls and today this blog post will be about Jeongbang waterfalls-- what to expect, admission fee, how to get there, what to expect and some interesting facts!
visit JeongBang Waterfalls in Jeju

Sunday, June 9, 2019

A Visit to Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, Jeju Island, South Korea: What to Eat, What to Expect, How to Get There?

       Jeju island is not called the “Hawaii of South Korea” for nothing. This “treasure island” possess some magnificent nature wonders with unbelievable scenic views and one of the most popular activity on Jeju island is chasing waterfalls. Today we will dive into the Cheongjiyeon Waterfall. No, not literally, I am too old for all these crazy adventures.
jeju 5 days itinerary

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Visiting Cheonjeyeon Waterfalls, Jeju Island

       “Cheon” means heaven, “Je” means king, and “Yeon” means pond. Cheonjeyeon Wateralls (천제연폭포), bears the meaning of ‘The pond of Emperor of Heaven’. It has 3 tiers in total. The legend behind Cheonjeyeon Falls is on how seven fairies serving the Emperor of Heaven would slide down from the heavens every night via a violet colored moon beam and bathe in the waterfall's pond.
Cheonjeyeon Waterfalls, jeju island itinerary

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Jeju, South Korea Itinerary: Guide to Exploring Seongsan Ilchulbong Sunrise Peak

       South Korea’s Treasure Island Jeju-do is a one-stop go-to place for more mountains and sea. This post will be a guide on the most iconic geographical feature on the Eastern End of Jeju Island— Seongsan Ilchulbong (성산일출봉, 城山日出峰). Here’s everything you need to know.
Seongsan Ilchulbong Sunrise Peak

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Jeju, South Korea Itinerary: Camellia Hill/山茶花之丘/카멜리아힐

       Do you know, there is a secret garden on Jeju Island that does not play by the winter rules? Camellia Hill(濟州島景點|西歸浦山茶花之丘/ 카멜리아힐) is the place You can enjoy Spring like Its no one else’s business amidst the cold weather. Talking about unmissable spots in Jeju Island, I think Camellia Hill deserves a spot in the list. Since its opening about30 years ago, this wonderful, enchanted enclose has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Jeju and it is named one of the most visited botanical gardens in all of South Korea.
Camellia Hill Jeju

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Jeju, South Korea Itinerary: O'sulloc Tea Museum and Innisfree Jeju House

       I initially plan to take a taxi from my accommodation, which is less than 5 minutes away, but my host insisted on sending me and my brother there. So a big thank you to her and Jeju hospitality!
Pro tip: Come on a weekday because the place will get really crowded from 10 am onwards, especially if you bang into tourist groups on weekends!
O'sulloc and Innisfree Jeju

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Jeju Itinerary: visit the Daepo Jusangjeolli Cliff 대포주상절리

        Is this the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland? or merely my imagination right out of the Games of Throne? No, but the Daepo Jusangjeolli Cliff 대포주상절리 at the Southern Coast of Jeju Island is still one of a kind spectacular. In fact, it is also one of Jeju’s most famous tourist spots.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Oedolgae Rock (외돌개), Jeju Island , South Korea

        The Oedolgae, is also known as the Changgun Rock, Oedolgae means General and why on earth that the Koreans name it that way? Korean Legend says that during the war times, a general disguised the rock as a gigantic general in order to ward off Mongolian attacks. And it (surprisingly) worked! The enemy troops were so frightened by what they saw; all of them committed suicide! To honour the victory, the rock was henceforth known as Oedolgae Rock.
Oedolgae Rock

Sunday, April 21, 2019

1 day in Jeju, South Korea itinerary? — Udo Island

         Thinking of visiting Jeju in a day is practically impossible. I've encountered some travelers making Jeju a 2 days trip/ side trip from the mainland south Korea and asking me for advice.
2 day in Jeju itinerary

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Jeju Island, South Korea: 5 Days 4 Nights Itinerary

       For as long as I remember, Jeju island did not make it into my travel bucket list, for whatever reason I might have. But a week before entering 2019, a wild idea stroked me: I have to escape in the name of a spontaneous trip, anywhere as long as I can be on a plane (well don’t ask me since when I’ve developed this love for flying). I browsed on the AirAsia website and immediately locked my eyes on Jeju. Not only because the fare was quite reasonable but also, I simply have to end my “prejudice” towards Korea. and so, I’ve booked the ticket almost instantly, packed my bags and fervently pray for 4 days to pass by in a blink of an eye. Next, I’ll have 5 days in Jeju Island! How exciting!
Jeju Island, South Korea: 5 Days 4 Nights Itinerary

Sunday, March 3, 2019

4 Days in Japan Itinerary: Visiting Aichi, a Hidden Gem lying in between Tokyo and Osaka

       Japan is my obsession, I could go visit several times a year, but after a few trips I realized something: I am bored with dazzling lights in the city…. how about discovering more of Japan less traveled sites?
5 Days in Japan autumn Itinerary
       Aichi prefecture has never made the cut into my itinerary, so when I got an opportunity to visit, I seize it. What is more fun than surprises? Expect less and you’ll gain more. What's genuine about Japan is the culture, the people, the activities, and the smiles. Let's take a step back and go find the real Japan in Aichi Prefecture, a hidden treasure chest buried between Tokyo and Kyoto.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Korankei, Best Place to Enjoy Fall Foliage in Central Japan

        Kōrankei is a famous valley not too far from Nagoya (Aichi Prefecture), reputedly one of the best spots for autumn foliage in Chubu Region (and believe me, it is not an over-statement!). Shaping the valley is the 254 meters tall Mount Limori terrain, on which the "mysterious" Kojakuji Temple stands.
Korankei, Best Place to Enjoy Fall Foliage in Central Japan

Friday, February 15, 2019

Fruit Picking in Japan Experience Sharing: Gamagori Orange Park

       Situated on the coast of Mikawa Bay on the Pacific Ocean in southeastern Aichi Prefecture, Gamagori is a beautiful city famous for its ocean view, hot spring and most importantly a locally grown citrus fruit, Mikan, which is a type of mandarin orange that grows along the mountainside part of this seaside city. So naturally, our first mission of the day was to try some mandarin oranges and to up our game, we just haaaaave to work mandarin picking into our itinerary.
Fruit Picking in Japan

Friday, January 25, 2019

Best Place to See Cherry Blossom in Japan? Consider Obara, Aichi!

        Have you felt absolutely torn apart when you are trying to decide the best timing to visit Japan?
Spring (Late March- Early April) for Sakura or Autumn (Early November-  Early December) for fall foliage? Japan is famous for both sceneries and you can’t seem to decide... I totally understand. I’ve been there too in that exact situation.
Best Place to See Cherry Blossom in Japan Obara

Friday, January 11, 2019

A Visit to the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium: Is it Worth it?

      Our last attraction of the trip was the Nagoya Port Public Aquarium. After a brief stroll at the port, we headed straight into the North building of the aquarium, greeted by, our first sight, the bottlenose dolphins, killer whales, and Beluga whales! We ran for the dolphins show first because the show was about to start. It was spectacular, so please take note of the show time so that you won’t miss it! There are 3 scheduled dolphin shows per day at the largest main pool in all of Japan, with stands seating approximately 3,000 people.
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

Friday, January 4, 2019

Japan Experience: Strolling Inuyama, Aichi Dressing in Kimono

      Kimono is the traditional garment of Japan and it can be literally translated as a “thing to wear” (ki means “wear” and mono means ”thing”). The earliest Kimono were heavily influenced by Hanfu, which is the traditional Chinese clothing before the Qing dynasty. After a fantastic visit to the Inuyama castle, we had a chance to stroll the quaint old town of Inuyama in kimono! 
cheapest kimono rental osaka tokyo japan