Northern Asia

A massive area of land that is largely undiscovered by tourists, Northern Asia offers travellers countless opportunities for trekking, exploring history and tasting strange foods. In many parts of this vast land, nomads still wander from place to place, much like us digital nomads, but in a much simpler and more pure form.

North Asia Travel

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Working Holiday in Korea: The Complete Guide to Obtaining a Visa

In this post, I’ll explain everything you need to know about obtaining a working holiday visa in Korea.  From mouth-watering BBQ dishes to jaw-dropping scenery and landscapes, South Korea is an ideal destination for travelers of all ages. Whether you’re soaking in the neon city lights of Seoul or hiking the snow-capped peaks of the ...
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15 Best Things To Do in Seoul

If you’re planning a trip to South Korea, chances are you’ll be spending some time in Seoul. The capital is definitely the center of the action, as nearly half of the country’s population lives in the metro area. With about 25 million people, it’s the 4th largest metropolitan area in the world. A visit to ...
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Travel Guide to Nakatsugawa – Japan’s Hidden Gem

Have you ever travelled somewhere that you initially knew nothing about, but then fell in love with? For us, that was Nakatsugawa. Our 3 days spent in this small, mountainous city in the Gifu Prefecture became one of the highlights of all our travels in Japan.  Many people have heard of nearby Takayama and Shirakawago ...
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Travel Guide to Okayama: Japan’s Land Of Sunshine

Okayama is a destination that isn’t on the radar of most travellers — which is a shame! After spending 3 days there, Nick and I felt like Okayama was a very livable city, with a great vibe and lots going on.  Okayama City offers travellers a mix of traditional folklore, and modern-day conveniences. There are ...
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Travel Guide to Akita: Japan’s Rural Northern Prefecture

With a rugged coastline, interesting cultural traditions, seasonal festivals, panoramic viewpoints, and the oldest beech forest in the world, there’s no reason why Akita shouldn’t be on your Japan travel itinerary. The top spots of Hiroshima, Osaka, and Kyoto are always listed as must-visit destinations, but what about the untouched region of Tohoku in the ...
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How To Take a Japanese Bath in Tokyo: A Guide to Sentos

The Japanese bath (or Sentō) has long been an important part of Japanese culture. Traditionally, Japanese baths were used more out of necessity than out of pleasure as most people didn’t have access to a bath in their home. At that time every neighbourhood in all of Japan had a public batch where the residents ...