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South Korea – Getting The Most Out Of A 15 Hour Layover

What if you only have a small amount of time in your South Korea trip, and you want to squeeze as much enjoyment out of it as possible before going on to your next destination? Photo: Stuck in Customs/Flickr under Creative Commons License 2.0 This is the question that I have just recently been hit with, for a very sad reason. I have a dear friend who lives in Seoul that I was hoping to meet and catch up with while I was out visiting. Unfortunately for both of us, the company he works for can’t let him off for the days that I’m going there. Therefore I’ll be flying there solo for this South Korea trip. Though it isn’t the end of the world, traveling to a foreign place (hell, anywhere really) isn’t meant to be a one man/woman experience. Sure, you can go see the different monuments of the world and see different and amazing cultures, but what makes travel as amazing as it can be is the people that you meet and the experiences that you share along the way. It’s an opportunity

Taipei 101 – The 16 Hour Journey

Taipei 101 – The Starting Point of My 30 Day Journey Throughout Southeast Asia Photo: Christopher Chan/Flickr under Creative Commons License 2.0 I touch down in Taipei for the very first time, and to be honest I had very little idea of what to expect. All I really knew was this: They speak Cantonese here There’s a really tall, really cool looking tower somewhere in the city This would be the starting point of our epic 30 day rampage of our 6 country tour of Southeast Asia. So after figuring out how to get to my hotel from the airport, I head out to meet my friend and his impromptu tour guide at Taipei 101. And when I arrived at the foot to the Taipei 101, this is the sight I was greeted with: A Little History About Taipei 101 The Taipei 101, which was originally called the Taipei World Financial Center, was the tallest building in the world from its opening in 2004, all the way up until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in 2010. But even though it lost the prestige of being the talles