36. Hiccup-Free Travels

We officially made it to Hanoi, Vietnam. It all went surprisingly smooth, which surprised the both of us. For our last day, we became tourists once again and visited a palace to watch the guard change: We also went to the War Memorial Museum: Our last night was spent making a few more friends in…

South Korea in a Nutshell

The use of cute animations and animated characters everywhere – really, everything is adorable Everyone looks so well put together! Clothes, hair and posture is all on point. The contrast between the dependency on technology (the rice cooker and smartphones, etc.) and this: What is up with the plumbing in this country? Aside from the fact that…

33. How Did We end up Here?

How did we end up back here in Hongdae? Stupidity… And more of that fate stuff, maybe. As many of you have probably guessed, the past week in Seoul has just been just plain weird – absolutely wonderful, but so, so weird. Our minds have been occupied with this new way of living and we have both been…

32. Cats and Taco Cravings

As we prepare for our short trip to Vietnam our minds our full. So instead of a long post about the last few days, here are a few pictures. Yesterday we went to a cat cafe, and it was everything I have ever dreamt of and more. I had coffee and cats, who could ask…

30. I Spy with my Little Eye, Something Beginning with ‘N’

We are back, and ready to start blogging again. We are so sorry about the lag in our uploads – so little has been going on, yet so much has happened. To sum up our whole situation: everything has been altered. On Tuesday we leave for Hanoi, Vietnam (just like about half of this hostel,…

26. No pictures, No Proof

We are alive and well, and enjoying a relaxing time with like-minded people in the awesome Kimchee Guesthouse. 2 Days Earlier – 29-01-2017 When the goings get tough Nobody hides the fact that long-term travel gets tough sometimes… And with all the many mishaps along the way, it comes as no surprise that I am…

23: Fate, our frenemy

Today has been a truly amazing day with seemingly ups and downs but in the end fate was always on our side. This is not the first time fate has worked her magic so far during our trip. When we went to that beautiful bookstore did we not only happen to find one book we…

22. The Hostel Life

What a relaxing day! A much-needed break from the constant state of culture shock, which we have been living in; a time to reflect on the strange and confusing past few days… more like weeks. After an enormous breakfast at the farm, we rushed after the host (who was not wearing over 10 kilos of stuff…

21. SCAM

Following breakfast the “schedule of the day” began, starting off with a photoshoot session…! Our hostess ordered us around in all kinds of poses, and her husband as well, and we even drove down to their snow covered and frozen fields (with me sitting awkwardly partly on Niamh’s and partly on our hostess’ lap in…

20. It’s a Matter of Trust

How do I even begin to describe today? We broke three of the fundamental rules of backpacking: Trust your gut Do not split up Do not take rides from strangers… especially if you are female and the driver is male We broke all three rules, and it sure was an experience. I want to preface this…

18. Moving out

We packed our stuff, cleaned the room and waited. As has been the case many a time here in Yangpeyong, the language barrier – not to mention possible cultural differences, have caused much confusion and every time we end up sitting waiting for our hosts to give us some kind of directions or take some…