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Maemiseong is a medieval style castle that was built by a single man. Check out the magnificent views and be sure to take some fantastic pics.
The Castelli Romani is the perfect day trip from Rome. It has a cool micro-climate, 2 gorgeous lakes, and fantastic regional food to indulge in.
Spending Christmas in Seoul? Wondering where to get festive? Learn about the best festivals to see Christmas lights, where to eat Christmas dinner + more!
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Ordering your daily java in Italy can be seriously intimidating. Here's how to do it without outing yourself as a total tourist.
Don't hibernate till the cherry blossoms bloom! Throw on your long padding coat and venture forth bravely into the frostiest of Korea’s seasons.
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light.
Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
~ Cesare Pavese
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Top 4 Posts for Winter
Many travellers from SE Asia head to Korea intent on seeing snow. Gangwon-do is the best place in the country to try to see the white stuff, attend wintery festivals, ski or snowboard.
Those of us from cold climates, try to head towards the sun and sandy beaches. It’s not all bad, even when we can’t because Christmas cheer is afoot and it’s time to ring in a new year.
Do you prefer snow or sun during winter?