THINGS TO DO IN GYEONGJU

Ever heard of the South Korean historical city of Gyeongju? I didn’t think so. Even as I write this, almost a full week after having left Gyeongju, I still couldn’t place it on a map.  So I was really surprised when I first heard that Gyeongju happened to be the ancient capital of Korea. Not only…

bribing a cop in Peru

BRIBING A COP IN PERU (AND GETTING AWAY WITH IT)

Peru is one funny country. Peru is a country that has changed so much in the more than 20 years since I left it to move abroad. It is much safer and has continuously developed its infrastructure, and people have become wealthier than they were during the last years of the past century. But one…

Lima historic centre

PHOTOS OF COLONIAL LIMA

There aren’t many capital cities in the world that I like. In fact, there are only a handful of them that I would actually say are able to capture the essence of a country. Bangkok, Yangon, Buenos Aires, and Quito, are a few examples of them. To me, each one of these cities presents an…

WHAT TO DO IN 24 HOURS IN SEOUL

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a city that packs so many things to do. From beautiful temples and palaces to street markets and nightlife, Seoul is a place that definitely deserves a couple of days to make it full justice. So if all you’ve got is a one-day layover in Seoul, then you…

Snow sculpture - Harbin Ice Festival

A SHIT TIME AT THE HARBIN ICE FESTIVAL

The Harbin Ice & Snow Festival is the biggest winter festival in the world. It is a magical and colorful event where the largest ice sculptures in the world are built and showcased to millions of visitors every year. And every time I want to go, I end up choking because it’s too cold. But…

My Travel Goals for 2020

MY TRAVEL PLANS FOR 2020

WOW!!!  It will sound clichè as all shit, but 2019 really just flew by. And I simply cannot just believe that the time has come to write yet another one of these posts revealing my travel plans for the next year.  So with that in mind, let’s get stuck in.