Archive for Asia

A Visit to the Penis Park – Haesindang Park, Gangwon-do, Korea

This is a story of how a beautiful young virgin almost ruined the entire fishing industry of a small Korean village. The young girl was swept away by the sea just beyond the reach of her lover’s fingertips. Little did the townspeople know that a curse was bestowed upon their tiny village.  The fishermen came back […]

Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Living Abroad
July 15th, 2013Adventures, Asia, DestinationsNatalia 4 Comments

Jonathan and I returned from our amazing year in Korea almost a year ago. After all these months we still cannot figure out what to do with our lives. Should we go away again? Should we stay here and build a life? Should we just move to BC? Our year in Korea was so carefree […]

Commuting on Two Wheels – Toronto vs Busan

Summer is upon us yet again and with its return I am reminded of last summer and the fun I had exploring various countries by motorbike, bicycle and by foot. Although I wish I could perpetually travel I also have other things I want to do which keep me working. Ultimate Frisbee and mountain biking in the Don […]

The Deserted Casaroro Falls – Dumaguete, Negros, Philippines

Feeling rested and extra pumped after an awesome day of riding to Twin Lakes, our team ventured to the next sight Dumaguete had to offer. This time I got a nice break as there was actually a paved road most of the 10 km ride to the Casaroro falls.   Due to the recent Typhoonquake not […]

The Journey to Twin Lakes – Dumaguete, Negros, Philippines

The day after our epic motorbiking journey in Moalboal, Cebu we headed to the island of Negros. After 2 hours on the bus, 40 minutes on the ferry, 1 hour on a jeepney we made it to Dumaguete. The city was rugged to say the least. We found a room and headed out to rent […]

Accidentally on Purpose – Engrish in Korea
April 21st, 2013Asia, Destinations, KoreaNatalia 8 Comments

Korean is a wonderful and sometimes a very strange place. One of the strange and funny things in Korea is the “accidental” Engrish. English signage is quite trendy in Korea, even if it’s placement makes absolutely no sense. There’s an abundance of public signage “inspired” by English. It’s not real English by all means, it’s somewhere in between […]

Mistakes I Have Learnt From While Traveling in Asia

Mistakes happen in all the time, but they can pack a punch when you’re on the road. I made a few bad mistakes while traveling in Asia, some of them could have been prevented and others were just stupid. It is very important for me to learn from my mistakes and if I commit them again, shame on me.  Without further ado, here […]

Climbing Mount Kinabalu in One Day – Sabah, Malaysia

Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak in the Malay Archipelago. It stands 4095m tall and because it is a doable climb it is a major tourist destination. Each day over 100 climbers start at the Timpohon Gates and then rest at the overpriced shack Laban Rata Resthouse about 2 hours from the top. At around 2 […]

An Abandoned Apartment Complex – Eonyang, Korea

On the way back to Busan from Gyeongju from an Ultimate tournament, Jonathan noticed that the typical apartment complex in the Suburbs of Ulsan looked a little bit strange, a little bit abandoned. As we  drove passed it another time we decided that we would come back and explore it sometime. We had heard of an abandoned amusement park […]

Diving in Sipadan Island Park – Sabah, Malaysia

When we did research on Borneo I had no idea how popular Sipadan Island was. Lonely Planet informed me that it was THE place to dive on the orangutan’s home turf. Naturally, we made sure to make a little pit stop at Sipadan Island Park. There’s a lot of say about the administrative side of getting […]

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