Where to see Cherry Blossom in Taipei, Taiwan

It’s the Cherry Blossom season! If you’re in Taipei, you can visit Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall to see the Japanese Flowering Cherry 大漁櫻 (Pale pink), Cerasus campanulata 緋寒櫻 (Pink), Azalea 杜鵑花, and whatnot. But if you are looking at Azalea 杜鵑花, you should visit National Taiwan University’s Azalea Festival instead. These are some of the photos … More Where to see Cherry Blossom in Taipei, Taiwan

Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Tsukiji Inner Market vs Outer Market: Tsukiji Fish Market consists of 2 sections – Inner Market and Outer Market (see Tsukiji Fish Market map at http://japan-guide.com/e/e3021.html). Tuna auction and the famous restaurants are located in the Inner Market. Operations start as early as 5am and end in the early afternoon. On the other hand, crowds of Tsukiji Outer … More Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Guide to getting out of Seoul to Nami Island, Petite France, and Garden of Morning Calm in South Korea

Step 0: Planning for the trip and buying ITX train ticket Choosing 2 out of 3 of the tourist attractions to go: It is important to choose whether you are going to Nami Island, Petite France, or Garden of Morning Calm early so that you can plan the route. It is highly unlikely that you have enough time … More Guide to getting out of Seoul to Nami Island, Petite France, and Garden of Morning Calm in South Korea

Places to visit in Seoul, South Korea

Attractions See street art @ Ihwa Mural Village 이화 벽화마을 See beautiful street art here but be prepared that there is a lot of walking and uneven steps here. Ihwa Mural Village 이화 벽화마을 Ihwa-dong area in Jongno-gu, Seoul. Nearest station: Line 4 Hyehwa station 혜화역 Exit 2 & walk 15 mins. Near Naksan Park. Opens … More Places to visit in Seoul, South Korea

Food recommendations in Seoul, South Korea

Restaurants in Seoul: Do note that majority of the restaurants’ signboard are in Korean words and it would be useful to remember or take note of the restaurants’ name in Korean. All Korean restaurants serve side dishes, including but not limited to, kimchi, pickled radish, or seaweed soup for free. The side dishes varies depending on the type … More Food recommendations in Seoul, South Korea