From Tip to Toe of Taiwan

Arriving in Taipei I was greeted by four days of solid rain… and running green-men on the lights at crossings! I spent these rainy days more locally, catching up on art galleries, which I had missed in Osaka due to

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Long Awaited Reunion and an Insane City–Tokyo.

As the Korean academic year is the other way round, we have a very long break in the winter—just over two months! When planning the year I was adamant that I’d spend this time travelling across some of Asia, using

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Temples and Snowmen

Over the last few weeks I have been very busy but at the same time haven’t felt like writing a blog post. I was considering why this was and have come to the conclusion that I have truly settled in

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38 Films at BIFF!

Dongguk University’s film department have an absolutely wonderful scheme each year, to give the students a week off classes to visit the Busan International Film Festival a.k.a. BIFF (which is one of the largest and most prestigious festivals in Asia,

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Chuseok in and around Seoul

Chuseok is one of the largest festivals in Korean culture; it is a harvest/thanksgiving style festival which merits an entire week of national holiday! Over this period families regroup in their hometowns to pay respect to ancestors while enjoying special

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Hitting the Ground Running

Whenever I find myself moving on to a new place or seemingly starting a new chapter in my life, I always anticipate difficulty in adjusting to the transition. Moving to Seoul was no exception, in fact, I expected this to

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