Italy tastes like strawberry jam and fior di latte gelato. It smells like the sea with a tinge of cow manure, and a strong, consistent draft of sweaty cigarettes. On one beautiful, too-hot day, I hiked for four hours along the sparkling Amalfi coast. On another beautiful, too-hot day, I trespassed into a city park … Read More
Spoiler alert: none of these tips involve meeting new people. Step 1: Come to terms with the fact that sometimes travelling sucks. There’s bad weather, Airbnb listings that end up being scams, low batteries, or some things just aren’t as fun as you imagined. This is true whether you are alone or with company. When … Read More
Seattle was very, very grey upon arrival. But miraculously it only rained once during my week there. While exploring the city I noticed there being so many flowers everywhere. Not sure if it’s due to my heightened awareness of flowers nowadays or if there are actually way more than I’m used to seeing.
If you’re getting sick of Seoul, take a day trip to Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. Suwon is an hour away by subway, south of all the hustle and bustle. A good part of Suwon has stable public wifi—which I discovered by getting on the bus at the wrong stop. I got off the subway at Suwon … Read More
Some people say that it’s the people you meet who will make or break your trip. It’s more or less true when I think of my short stay in Busan. A beautiful port city in the south, Busan has a rich history and culture that feels all too different from the coldness of Seoul. While … Read More