Category: Far East Asia

T-Express at the Everland

I visited Everland in South Korea late last fall, and the main attraction there was the T-Express, this gigantic wooden roller-coaster. I have to be honest, I’m no coaster expert, so I was very...

The Ghost City

As I stood on the edge of a large rock overlooking the vast desert in northern Xinjiang, the wind howls fiercely around me. The sound it makes is unnerving and the sand it whips...

Buddhist Temple at Mount Sorak

About one and a half hours drive away from Seoul, South Korea, is beautiful laid-back Mount Sorak. This mountain region offers mesmerizing views and numerous hiking treks for the nature lovers, and at the...

Japan Budget Travel

The oriental charms of Japan is one that is often expensive and pricey. The recent Cost of Living Survey listed Tokyo and Osaka as the top two most expensive cities to live in the world, but...

Six Great Hikes on HK Island

I know it sounds crazy, but the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong is actually a great backdrop for hiking. Hong Kong Island has lots of hills and trails, and if you’re ready to walk...