Love, War, & Escapism

Incheon’s Chinatown has a strange mix of everything. Love stories painted on elaborate wall murals, grim memorials of war — cementing a 100 year political alliance, copious fields of wild flowers, and thankfully, a lot of room for escapism, in its ‘Fairy Tale Village‘. Although, this mural village exclusively targets kids, and is a treat…

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The Third Eye

The ‘Third Eye’ is a good gift to have. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it, “The third eye (also known as the inner eye) is a mystical and esoteric concept referring to a speculative invisible eye which provides perception beyond ordinary sight.” For most photographers, their camera, transforms into a third eye. When given a lens, they look…

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Memorials, Blooms, and Green Spaces

Chinatown is Incheon‘s top tourist draw. But, there’s a lot more interesting history, tucked away, from the main tourist street. Surrounded by dense vegetation or the sea (depending on which section of town you choose to explore); these sights are perfect to escape the sharp rays of the afternoon sun or loud tourist banter. By the time,…

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Just Another Ordinary Day in Seoul

Seoul doesn’t feature on many travellers’ bucket-list. Honestly, it didn’t feature on mine either. It doesn’t have the glitz of Shanghai or Tokyo’s breakneck pace. The city is austere; a lot of its cultural/heritage sites were destroyed or damaged during colonial rule. And the effect of its bitter past is hard to shake off. A…

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Hiking Achasan in Summer

Before we moved to Seoul, I didn’t realise how undulating the terrain could get. It’s not surprising that the people living here — are incredible fit. Abandoned railway lines are converted into lengthy walking trails, exercise equipment can be found in every park or mountain trail, and almost every mountain path is connected by a…

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