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Fascinating History Behind Some of Seoul’s Subway Stations

Chungmuro – this area under the Japanese colonial period had been part of the xxx district, and in the wake of the renaming efforts after World War II, decided to name it ‘Chungmu’ Road.  For those familiar with Sino-Korean characters, the ‘Chungmu’ refers to ‘loyal’ and ‘war’, or ‘martial’, which was the name of the …

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Scaling Sri Pada(Adam’s Peak)

Maybe it’s because I’ve lived in a few amazing cities (Philadelphia, NY, LA, HK, Singapore), but when I’m traveling, I’m blown away by natural beauty.  Sri Lanka is one of those unmistakably awe-inspiring countries.  Its lush, untouched lands have appropriately earned it Garden of Eden references. Why is it called Sri Pada/Adam’s peak? This 2,243 m (7,359 ft) mountain has …

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Shows in China

I once sat in a Seaworld show (I never saw The Cove sorry) and smirked to myself at all the Chinese acrobats there were.  The entire troupe was Asian. Even Cirque du Soleil shows I’ve seen have had solid Asian contingents.  I supposed out of a billion people the odds for finding lithe aerodynamic performers …

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Where to Stay in Seoul

This is a guide to the neighborhoods and different districts of Seoul, and where you might want to stay on your next trip. First, when you set out planning your trip to Seoul, you’ll be faced with the choice of either staying in a hotel, or in a homestay/Airbnb.  Airbnb actually covers Seoul quite well, …

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Ultimate Vietnam

Tips For Traveling With Children In Vietnam

Blessed with magnificent natural landscapes, unique culture, tasty food, and super friendly people, Vietnam has become a thriving tourist destination.  A family excursion with children to Southeast Asia wouldn’t quite be complete without a trip to Vietnam. Ensure Entry Although traveling with children is never as easy as planning the trip, Vietnam does have tourist …

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