April 2019. The Korean city of Daegu is blessed with a number of local mountain ranges and a seemingly infinite array of hiking options. Some of the most popular routes can be found in and around Apsan Mountain, a 1968-foot peak towering over southern Daegu. This is where Wonderboy, my brother Cory, his fiancée Kaley […]Read More
Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine. April 2019. Although firmly under the radar with international tourists, the city of Daegu is famed within South Korea for its European churches, traditional hanok village and gorgeous lake. Moreover, it has a reputation as the nation’s so-called coffee capital. However, its biggest draw is Yangnyeongsi, South Korea’s oldest traditional medicine […]Read More
Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, Daegu. April 2019. The city of Daegu is home to a number of fine churches and cathedrals. Moreover, it has a reputation throughout South Korea as the country’s most religious and conservative metropolis. In the nineteenth century catholic and protestant missionaries came to Daegu from all over Europe, building a […]Read More
First Presbyterian Church of Daegu. April 2019. Wonderboy and I were strolling around Daegu’s historic district when we found ourselves gazing up at the soaring twin spires of a stunning church. Just one of many beautiful churches, as it turns out, in this underrated South Korean city. This one was impossible to miss, perched as […]Read More
May 2015. It’s weird to think that my blossoming travel career was already in its fourteenth year before I finally got round to crossing ‘secluded tropical paradise’ off my bucket list. Sure, I’d seen plenty of beautiful beaches and islands over the years. But I’d always wanted to experience something a little more on the […]Read More
May 2015. It’s a somewhat complicated story how I ended up in the strange Malaysian city of Johor Bahru. This had never been part of the plan, but sometimes fate sends you off in unexpected directions. In April 2015 I spent a month backpacking around Thailand, a country I loved so much I decided to […]Read More
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