Through movies and documentaries on the US, as well as excessive news coverage on Donald J. Trump, school shootings, and the huge racial disparities in the US, many of us will develop an image of one of the world's largest countries and quickly generalize this to the entire nation. And, in all honesty, so did I. From the very moment the plane touched down in San Francisco, I could not wait to see all these stereotypes in 'real life'.
A country known for its tropical weather, tourism, clear blue ocean waters, beautiful wildlife, and delicious food is often overlooked on its corruption, traffic chaos, poor health and hygiene conditions and national distribution to global warming. From time to time it is forgotten by many that this country is the fifth biggest in the world [...]
Jeonju City, known for its traditional Hanok village, is located just 3 hours south from Seoul. Hanoks are traditional Korean houses, as can be seen in the pictures. Having spent quite some time in the world's second biggest metropolitan area, I was looking forward to getting away again and seeing a very traditional village, the [...]
On my way to Indonesia during the national break in Korea, I had an 18-hour layover in Taipei, Taiwan's capital. Instead of testing out the lounges of the airport and living off junk food till my next flight, I met with a friend and together we hit the centre of the city, ready to explore. [...]
On a warm sunny late October day, it was time for my second football match for FC Yonsei, the university's football team. After a successful debut against Korea University at the end of September (a victory and three goals), it was time for a new challenge, a game at and against the Korea Military Academy. [...]
That I ever arrived in Yogjakarta, Indonesia, during the Korean Thanksgiving (Chusok,추석) break, has become more and more of a miracle every time I look back on my journey. Three flights, four airports, long layovers and a travel time of over 36 hours. Yep, it sounds great, and it definitely was an incredible adventure. My [...]
Where nature grows from the city’s concrete, is where you will find Seoul. This city is known to be extremely polluted and overcrowded, but many often struggle to admire the large amounts of green in the capital of South Korea. Despite it being a huge metropolis, you don’t need to go far to see nature [...]