Busan is the California of South Korea. Here you’ll find skyscrapers, businessmen willing to dish out more money than necessary and lengthy Pacific coast beaches. We stayed here for two nights and it was a real treat—it was the perfect mixture of concrete jungle and ocean life.
As a first time visitor to Japan, planning an itinerary was a disconcerting exercise. There are innumerable experiences you can dive into. Shrines, onsens, ryokans, hikes, renown restaurants, and izakaya--the list would seem nearly endless. So when we outlined our 11-day itinerary to Japan, Maria and I were up for a monumental journey spanning over 77 miles on foot and hundreds of miles by train.
Jeonju was our second destination in South Korea. This is where we immersed ourselves in the traditional Korean way of life by sleeping in a customary Hanok. Although we only stayed for one night, it was an experience worth writing about.
Japan is a country full of quirky symbolism, ingenious technology, and amazing food. Before visiting Japan, you should know a few things to not get caught off guard. Below I quickly cover things like transportation, traveling costs, etiquette, gadgets, and culture.
Seoul became a very special place for me. Travelers from the Western World will find amazing cultural, topographical, architectural and technological differences in Seoul. The city has over 10 million residents and a population density nearly twice that of New York. The transit in the city is unbelievably efficient. The food is inexpensive and delicious. The people are kind and live like night owls. The landscape is something to be in awe of. Technology is far more intertwined in their everyday life.
Buenos Aires, one of the top 10 most populated cities in South America. When you begin your descent into the domestic airport, the sheer size of the city starts to sink in. Travelers will find a sea of buildings and skyscrapers as far as you can see. Although we were in Buenos Aires for about a day and a half, we made the best of it.
My company decided it was time for me to visit Cordoba, Argentina. I've been working with ID90 Travel for about a year and have yet to meet the team I interact with on a daily basis. Our CEO and Head of Technology asked if I'd like to join them on the next trip. I simply asked when and next thing I knew, I was on my way.