Aluum-dabbda! This is how to say “beautiful” in Korean. Same phrase could be used to describe the gorgeous environment in Busan, Gyeongju and Jinhae, especially in spring, one of the best times of the year to visit with the Cherry blossom.
I love to travel, who doesn’t? Meanwhile, everyone has their own priorities and travel styles. And you guys know me, right? I love travelling without much plan to escaped from the well scheduled work life. Much more fun and challenging to put yourself in an area without knowing the directions, the language, nor the internet access on iPhone. I just have the confident to get out of the comfort zone and conquer an unfamiliar situation. Korea is one of those unknown territory, where most visitors get no further than Seoul.
Sydney or Melbourne? This is a childish rivalry between the two cities. I always think it’s like comparing apples to oranges. When I finally arrived in Melbourne, it becomes the apple of my eyes.
Photo Credit: Suet Yi
The story begins in July. It was a wet and windy weekend, but nothing could stop me to visit my best friend in Melbourne. Similar to most of the trips, I don’t have much planning – just turn up and do what I want. You can always tell the character of a place by the nicknames it has earned – the world’s most livable city. It’s not possible to see everything that Melbourne has to offer in one trip – and I don’t suggest you try. What follows, in no particular order, is a selective taste of the highlights in this article. If you know nothing else about this place, these are the funny facts that I discovered:
You only have a few days in Sydney? No worries at all, with my tactics you’ll discover the best things that this vibrant city has to offer. The full Sydney experience in 3 days.
I went to Sydney during the long Easter holiday. When I search on Trip Advisor, there are 855 things to do in Sydney! Just imagine being surrounded by travel destinations, luxurious shops and tourists rushing everywhere. It is a place that will surely quicken your pulse. You want to discover what Sydney has to offer, but you don’t have enough time to do so. The good news is: you can do it in just 3 days without missing anything important. Here I show you how:
Visit Brisbane is fun. Friendly people. Beautiful environment. Also, it is less expensive than Sydney and Melbourne for price sensitive backpackers.
I have been Brisbane twice, and spent in total 1.5 years here… There is no better place to visit than Brisbane. Whenever I met some new friends, I encourage them to go to Brisbane. The travel bible, Lonely Planet, describes Brisbane as Australia’s coolest, hippest city and a star on the rise. Don’t miss out such an amazing place! In my opinion, Brisbane worth a visit at least once in a lifetime. And I tell you why! (more…)