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This place is special to me because it encompasses the gamut of South Korean history and culture in one beautiful place. Jeju Island is often referred to as the "Hawaii" of Korea. A naturally beautiful place featuring many volcanic craters and lava tunnels, as well as Mt. Hallam in the center of the island. Much like most of South Korea, Jeju is jammed packed with unique museums of every form. Not only art and history, but things like Tea, Teddy bears, Human Sexuality, KPOP, and KDramas. It also holds a bounty of natural beauty including multiple waterfalls and a UNESCO world heritage site called Sunrise Peak. Many unique things come out of Jeju island as well, including a Jeju specific orange variety, black pigs which yield famed black pork (heralded as the Kobe Beef of pork) and beautiful stone statues. With its own airport, you can easily experience all of Korean history and culture with just a layover on this beautiful island. For this map, I picked out my favorite, must-see locations, that are unique experiences when visiting Jeju Island. A mix of natural and man-made locations, as well as some of the wonderful guesthouses and unique restaurants in each region. If you ever get that chance to visit Jeju Island, this is my suggested itinerary!
This place is special to me because it was one of the most interesting places I visited during my 2017 solo trip in Japan. Naoshima definitely lives up to its name "Japan's Art Island" - where contemporary art meets architecture meets nature. The two GIANT pumpkin sculptures by one of the most acclaimed Japanese artists, Yayoi Kusama, were massive and became the symbol of the island. James Turrell’s work at Chichu museum and Minamidera blew. my. mind. The garden that built just like Monet's paintings was so beautiful. It felt like I stepped into his artwork! I also loved the beauty of simplicity and the creative use of natural light in Tadao Ando’s architecture. And of course - the delicious food and friendly people there. Spend a day on Naoshima next time you are in Japan. You won’t regret it!
We visited Mongolia in October, 2019 and it quickly topped my list of favorite places. The warm-hearted people, the feeling of staying in a ger, and learning about this very different culture made the experience unforgettable. Plus, the funny names!
This place is special to me because, amidst the chaos of this Asian metropolis I have called my home away from the UK for a year (to the day!), there are gems of creativity I have been lucky enough to discover. As an artist myself, these galleries, workshop spaces, residencies and art cafes have been my grounding and have become my community. I will miss them very much.
This place is special to me because it is such a lovely, charming, and weird location in South Korea with a wonderful history. Imsil introduced cheese to the Korean diet in 1958, when a Belgian man moved to the region. He raised goats and made his own cheese, and the governor at the time requested that he teach the skill to others in the community. Imsil Cheese Theme Park provides a place to have fun, learn about cheese, and make it yourself!
This place is special to me because I took the leap to move to Hanoi, Vietnam from the UK to have a (drastic!) change of scene and rediscover my creative voice. I am passionate about sustainable fashion and joined Fashion Revolution Vietnam to promote ways of enjoying fashion sustainably through exhibitions and events. I have discovered so many amazing ethical designers, second hand boutiques and winding markets which many people don't know about here, so I wanted to share them through this playful map to begin the adventure for someone else...
Kagurazaka is my absolute favorite place in Tokyo! They have a variety of restaurants, cafes and shops that sell authentic Japanese stuff, and plenty of traditional architecture, such as Akagi shrine and Zenkoku temple. It is the perfect place to hang out with your friends and enjoy the lively atmosphere!
There are many palaces in Seoul and some places where old houses are preserved.
There are also places where you can experience traditional houses.
Enjoy a picnic on the Han River, stroll in Cheonggyecheon, shopping in the market and
enjoy your Seoul!