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HEY THERE TRAVEL-LOVERS, ADVENTURE-SEEKERS, AND WANDERLUSTERS,

My name is Denise. I recently quit my 9 to 5 job and moved to the other side of the world to South Korea. I have always had a passion for travel, cultures, and languages. In 2015 I embarked on my biggest journey yet – I moved to Singapore for one year as an exchange student and have been fascinated by and completely in love with South East Asia ever since. My main goal of traveling is to explore different cultures, learn about traditions, and have conversations with people from all over the world. And I must say, I have met some great people along the way. People I now consider some of my closest friends. My first solo travels weren’t that great and I honestly thought solo traveling just wasn’t for me. I didn’t know what to do, was shy to talk to strangers, and just felt completely alone. But fast forward 4 years later and I have been traveling by myself to so many countries and absolutely love it! I am so happy that I tried it again after not liking it the first time. It’s such a great way of traveling which at the same time gives you the opportunity to do whatever you want whenever you want to do it. You don’t need to explain or ask anyone when you want to get up in the morning, or if you just want to chill by the pool for a day.

Seoulism View
Stop of El Nido Island Hopping
Woman in front of Pink Muhly
Red and Blue Hanbok in Seoul Palace

I have only been to 29 countries up to now and there is still so much more to explore and I am beyond excited to explore more of this beautiful planet and meet more amazing people all over. 

I hope that I can encourage some of you to travel to places I am writing about, or at least help you with your preparations for your travels. If there is anything you want to know about places I have been to, please feel free to reach out either via the contact form or by leaving a comment under one of my posts. I am entirely thankful for every one of you who is visiting my blog and leaves with some useful information!

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Some of the Countries I have visited

Singapore

I spent one year living in Singapore and have traveled there a few times ever since.

South Korea

South Korea is the place I currently call my home that I feel like has so much to offer!

Vietnam

Vietnam is full of friendly people, amazing food and beautiful landscapes.

Spain

Spain is such a vibrant city with so many cities to explore. I have so far visited Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Madrid, Malaga, Mallorca and Menorca.

Japan

Especially during fall foliage this country has totally mesmerized me!

Portugal

One of my favorite countries in Europe: friendly locals, beautiful architecture and the Pastel de Natas are to die for!

Check out some of my

Recent Blog Posts

Colorful lanterns and flowers in Hoi An

10 Things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

Last year I spent 2 weeks in Da Nang, Vietnam and also got the chance to visit Hoi An. Hoi An is such a cute little town full of colors and life that shouldn’t be missed. And although it’s not

people with umbrellas in Seoul during the rain

9 Things to do in Seoul during Rainy Season

If you happen to be traveling to South Korea during the summer, you will most probably also experience what the rainy season is like. The rainy season differs each year but usually goes from June until mid/end July. In some

Second Hand Kimono Kyoto

Where to buy Second Hand Kimonos in Kyoto

One of the items I wanted to bring back the most from Japan was a Kimono. I wanted to buy a nice traditional Kimono that I could use at home or wear during everyday life. While I was browsing through

Bukchon Hanok Village View of Namsan Tower

10 Free Things to do in Seoul, South Korea

Seoul is a great place to travel to and spend a few days but of course as many other big cities, it can get quite expensive. That’s why I wanted to put together a list of 10 free things to

guide to fall foliage in Kyoto blog header

Guide to Fall Foliage in Kyoto, Japan

The fall foliage season, called koyo or momiji in Japanese, is the second most popular time to visit Japan, right after Cherry blossom in Spring (Sakura). I honestly have to say that I am entirely grateful to have visited Kyoto

Stationery bought in Japan

Where to buy Stationery in Kyoto and Osaka

Whenever I travel to Japan, I always buy so much stationery that I thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of my favorite places to buy stationery in Kyoto and Osaka.  You can find most