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TEN BOOKS TO READ BEFORE VISITING SOUTH KOREA

TEN BOOKS TO READ BEFORE VISITING SOUTH KOREA

Preparing for a visit to a foreign country can be overwhelming. Travel blogs and guide books are always useful resources, but fiction and non-fiction can be as helpful in understanding the destination’s history and culture, and set a tone for the trip. Let literature to…

TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

Seoul with its 11 million+ people is one of the largest cities in the world. It is a city with gleaming skyscrapers and traffic jams as well as centuries-old architecture and traditional culture. K-pop has taken the world by a storm, and then of course,…

VISITING NORYANGJIN FISH MARKET IN SEOUL: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

VISITING NORYANGJIN FISH MARKET IN SEOUL: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Noryangjin Fish Market is probably on every every food-lovers “must do” list when in Seoul. Officially called the Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market, it is the largest and oldest fish market in South Korea dating back to 1927. It is huge, with a bout 700 vendors…

TASTE OF KOREA: WHAT AND WHERE TO EAT IN SEOUL

TASTE OF KOREA: WHAT AND WHERE TO EAT IN SEOUL

Food is a highlight of a trip to Seoul for many. In Seoul you can find everything from street food to three-Michelin starred restaurants. Most meals in Korea are served with red pepper paste or gochujang and are very spicy. The food is eaten with metal…

TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO SAUDI ARABIA

TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia opened its doors to the world and launched the e-tourist visa on September 28, 2019. Citizens of 49 counties can obtain the tourist visa online or on arrival at the four major airports in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Madina. According to the Saudi…

RIYADH: THREE-DAY ITINERARY + TIPS

RIYADH: THREE-DAY ITINERARY + TIPS

Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia is a city of contrasts—ancient fortresses and gleaming glass skyscrapers; traditional society shaped by Bedouin culture and firm Islamic beliefs mixed with a modern, youthful vibe and Western influences from ubiquitous fast food joints to luxurious shopping malls.…