Travel Diary: Canada (Toronto, Ottawa, & Montreal)

In July, I went on a mini vacation to Canada. This was my second time in The Great White North as I’ve visited Vancouver (BC) back in 2012. This time around, I explored the Eastern Coast and hit up Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. A lot happened during my week in Canada and I don’t want […]

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Travel Diary: Seoul, Korea (2017)

My second trip to Asia was supposed to be all about Japan. I was not planning on visiting Seoul, Korea but the idea of not going back to this vibrant city didn’t sit well with me. I left for Seoul on the 25th of May after spending 4 days in Tokyo. My flight to Seoul […]

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Travel Diary: Englewood, NJ & NYC

I landed in Newark airport last Thursday evening and I was welcomed by the frigid embrace of winter. Feeling the cold winter air all over my face and body reminded me of my time living in Brussels which brought a warm smile to my face… “Good times”, I thought to myself. After a couple of minutes […]

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Travel Diary: Taipei, Taiwan (Day 4)

I spent my last day in Taipei exploring the city and shopping for some gift. After going to back to my hostel to grab my luggage and to change, I headed to the airport. Unfortunately, I got miserably lost at Taipei Station and ended up missing my train and my flight. Luckily a very kind Taiwanese man […]

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Travel Diary: Taipei, Taiwan (Day 2&3)

I did a lot of exploring on my second day  in Taipei with some of the guests from my hostel (one of them was one of my roommates). We weren’t supposed to hang out together but we ended up running into each other at a market near the hostel. I was super glad to see […]

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Travel Diary: Seoul, Korea (Day 4 & 5)

I spent most of my fourth day in Seoul exploring the city. My first destination was Buchon Hanok Village. I wanted to visit this traditional area of Seoul after seen a few youtube videos where I met local and international tourists (Koreans, Chinese, French, and Malaysians). After resting for 30 minutes at a cute nearby […]

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Travel Diary: Seoul, Korea (Day 3)

On my third day in Seoul, Esra (my roommate from Turkey) and I spent the morning shopping for gifts  in Namdaemun Market. I wanted to buy so many things but I didn’t have space left in my luggage and I also didn’t want to be broke during my trip to Taipei, Taiwan which was a few days […]

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Travel Diary: Seoul, Korea (Day 2)

On my second day  in Seoul, one of my roommates (Esra from Turkey) and I decided to go to Namsan Park. I was very happy to go sightseeing with her because she was a great navigator and taught me how not to get lost on the subway. As we made our way to the park, I […]

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Travel Diary: Seoul, Korea (Day 1)

After a pleasant straight 12 hours flight from San Francisco International Airport to Incheon International Airport, I arrived in Seoul, Korea on Aug 9th! I couldn’t believe it and I was super exited to meet my friend (Hailey) who lives there and to explore the city! After clearing through customs, I meet up with her and […]

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