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The Bund: A Symbol of Shanghai

The Bund is a popular scenic waterfront that is a symbol of Shanghai and an epitome of the city’s modern history. It is like an open air museum of international architecture on the west bank of Huangpu River. An array

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Posted in China

Japan Captures Global Audience

Do you really know the people of Japan? There is so much to discover about the country and its people. The clip below gives you a front row view of its culture and tradition, and an up-close-and-personal encounter of its

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Posted in Japan, Stories on the Road

My Seoul Story Part 3

Named “UNESCO City of Design,” Seoul showcases Korea’s distinct identity that is truly Asian, with a wave of Western modernity that highlights its picturesque natural landscape. The country’s leaders have done a commendable job in designing such a capital city

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Posted in South Korea, Stories on the Road

My Seoul Story: Part 1

My trip to Seoul, Korea in the summer of 2011 was a breakthrough. It was my second time to travel alone outside the Philippines and Japan, but my first to actually stay in a backpackers hostel, in a shared room

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Posted in South Korea, Stories on the Road
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