YongPyong Resort – A Winter Wonderland

YongPyong Resort – A Winter Wonderland

Last weekend my friend Sonja and I headed to Phoenix Park and Yongpyong resort for a mini vacation. It was so good to get away for a few days and the scenery up in the mountains was spectacular. We spent all day saturday hitting the slopes in Phoenix Park ski resort which has a great variety of … [Read more...]

Big is Beautiful – Except in South Korea

Big is Beautiful – Except in South Korea

Last weekend was a disaster.  Total disaster. It actually started on a high note as I had just been paid and was looking forward to doing some serious damage in the shops around Seoul on Saturday. The weather has been changing pretty quickly and while Autumn has well and truly arrived, Winter … [Read more...]

Lost in Latvia!

Lost in Latvia!

This is a travel article I wrote that was published in Backpacker Europe Magazine about....6 years ago!  Have you ever been ice-skating at 5am? Have you ever dunked your head into a frozen Baltic river when the temperature is -19° Celsius? Have you ever tasted the diverse and unfamiliar food that … [Read more...]

Eleven Cities Ice Skating Tour

Eleven Cities Ice Skating Tour

Having only been in The Netherlands a week everything is totally new and interesting.  At first I loved exploring the streets in the warm evening sun, walking over the canals and becoming mesmerized by the sheer number of bicycles in one city!!! Now, with night temperatures dropping to -14 and … [Read more...]

Zoo go or Zoo not to go…

Zoo go or Zoo not to go…

The Zoo at Children's grand park reminds me of a scene from the movie "The Lion King". Not one of the scenes where all the beautiful, wild animals roam the lush, green African plains but the one where the Scar has taken over the pride lands, over used and abused the water and food sources and the … [Read more...]

Too much nakednesss…not enough space

Too much nakednesss…not enough space

Young Korean woman walking around with towels the size of handkerchiefs and not too bothered about being exposed. Tired little, socialites sitting on the ground in front of their designated lockers attempting to remove their layers of make-up, remnants from the night before. Unlike my first visit … [Read more...]