Archive for Destinations

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 […]

Icy Weekend Skiing in Jay Peak – Vermont, US

4 skiers and 1 boarder looking for snow at Jay Peak, Vermont. As you might notice, the snow was just a dusting above a hard, thin layer of ice. We normally spend most of a ski trip in the glades but with the snow being as scarce as it was we were having fun just […]

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 […]

How to Enjoy a Snowstorm in Toronto
February 16th, 2013Adventures, Canada, Destinations, Ontario, skiingJonathan 1 Comments

Tobogganing is fun but we’ve all been there and done that, but how can you take it to the next level.  I’ve always wanted to strap on my skis and play around on a jump all day without having to drive out to a ski hill (and pay). Enter the super winter storm “Nemo”. I […]

How to Survive Bad Ski Conditions – Mont Tremblant, Quebec
February 10th, 2013Adventures, Canada, Destinations, Quebec, skiingNatalia 2 Comments

Winter is almost over, so I feel it is time to wrap up our skiing blog series. Today, I want to pay an ode to Mont Tremblant Quebec. Whatever Quebec tourism may say, skiing in Quebec is often not very good. It’s among the best you can get within driving distance of Toronto, but it’s still 8 […]

My Canada is a Winter Paradise – Whistler Blackcomb

I was recently tagged by Karin from K and K Adventures  to write about what is “My Canada”. Since we are halfway through winter I want to explore what one might do in Canada when it is -15 degrees outside.  I am also passing on the torch to Meredith Bratland, Always Twirling and a fellow Russian emigre Maria to […]

Ski the 2nd Highest Vertical in the World – Zermatt, Switzerland

When Jonathan brought me to ski in Zermatt Switzerland I had no idea that we would ski the whole day around the Toblerone. Excuse my ignorance, but until that day I had no idea that Matterhorn was the logo of Toblerone and that it is located in Zermatt. Cars are not allowed in the Zermatt ski […]

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