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Palpan-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
The Throne Hall of Gyeongbok-gung Palace in Seoul has a lofty name based on Confucian principles: "Geun-jeong-jeon," meaning "diligence helps governance"—words for politicians to live by, eh? Originally built in the 1390s when a new dynasty...
Dongcheolro, Dongcheon-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
Ssambap is typically served in the south of South Korea. Gyeongjou, a historic town, is known for its ssambap. My friend and I enjoyed a fun meal at Guro Ssambap, located within walking distance of several of Gyeongjou’s World Heritage Sites. It...
998 Seoraksan-ro, Seorak-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea
I can never get enough good Buddha, especially in the mountains. There’s something about the mix of nature, Jesus-free religiosity and scented candles that makes me happy. Save for the stunning gateway of cherry blossoms, this is the first thing...
Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Red Fort, located in New Delhi, is a treasure trove of cultural history. You can spend hours wandering among the various buildings, learning much about the history of India. Tucked away within the walls...
Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
New Delhi is a bit of a concrete jungle, and the chance to start each morning in the green space that is Lodhi Garden was a welcome way to find balance amid the hustle and bustle. The gardens were built around the tombs of Sayid and Lodhi rulers,...
Sicheong-ro, Baekseok-dong, Seobuk-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
A real find just outside Cheonan, which is about an hour south of Seoul on the KTX express train, the Taejo Buddha is one of the largest seated Buddhas in Asia. There is also a temple to explore here, and visiting it also features good...
Hill Cart Rd, Limbugaon, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101, India
To ride the Darjeeling Limited is a very novel experience. It takes forever (8 hours) as a form of transport up to Darjeeling, so save time and ride it for an hour or so departing from the Darjeeling railway station. En route, you can feel every...
Chungmuro 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
There is a definite rhythmic buzz along the streets of Myeong Dong, in the heart of Seoul. From the energetic calls of salesgirls thrusting skincare samples into the hands of passersby to the throngs of trendy travellers stopping at the roadside...
Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
I joined a group, led by Perry Golf for 12 days of golfing, wine tasting and fishing in New Zealand last November. This was a perfect trip for me, as I'm passionate about golf and travel and wine - combining them all? I was in heaven. The golf was...