The day was rather dreary, a slight drizzle has soaked wet the earth and cement flooring when we arrived at Yeongwol Station for our trip back to Seoul. The past few days were rather hectic with the opening of the Donggang International Photo Festival where I was one of the featured photographers. But the station was beautiful, done in traditional Korean architecture which at least brightened us up. It was rather small with a ticket office inside. Just behind the structure is the rail track…Continue Reading “A 2.5 hour trip from Yeongwol to Seoul by train”

Kaohsiung to Taoyuan by train

I love long rides while traveling. So it wasn’t really hard to decide to just take the slower journey from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan by train. Not the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR), the fastest and far more expensive option. But took the Tze-chiang Limited Express of Taiwan Railways (TRA) via the mountain line. It’s still a fast option, at around four hours compared to less than two hours for the former. But then, I wasn’t in a rush. First time in Kaohsiung I traveled to…Continue Reading “From Kaohsiung to Taoyuan by train. Slow train, that is.”

Australia is one of the most popular destinations for travelers around the world because of its great climate, interesting food, impressive modern and old architecture and stunning natural wonders. Its cities have their own charm and beauty, offering a cosmopolitan and modern lifestyle at par with major urban centers around the world. Here are five major cities that visitors should check out. Melbourne Located at the southeastern end of the continent, Melbourne is the happening capital city of Victoria. Known for its vibrant art scene,…Continue Reading “Top five cities to visit in Australia”

Travelling is always a joy. But you shouldn’t need to go halfway around the world to mix it up at meal times. After all, you can bring the taste of the world right into your own home with the right recipes. In this list, we’ll be picking some of the best exotic chicken dishes for you to try, even if you’re staying home. This list pulls from everywhere from Latin America to Sri Lanka, as we’ve picked out the absolute best of what you should be trying out in…Continue Reading “Top Chicken dishes from Sri Lanka, Brazil and more”

Ingress game

When I traveled to Medan in North Sumatra on a whim, I didn’t expect to meet locals or go to a highly recommended restaurant but it was meeting agents from this Indonesian city that made these possible and my trip memorable. All thru a strategy game that takes place in the real world to play. Be it in the stillness of a church in Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, where I ‘anchored’ a major field in the Visayas, a mission day event in Taipei which I visited…Continue Reading “Ingress, the best smartphone strategy game for travelers”