Chapter Pohang: Homigot Sunrise Park


Korean life: things foreigners see

If you visit Korea for the first time, one thing you will notice for sure, and that is there’s not much foreigners here. I moved in Korea last year as my husband is a PhD student in an university here. Recently I started my master’s course too, so we will be staying here for a long time. :D

The most noticeable thing among Korean people is, they love wearing light color dresses. On the other side, people from Indian Subcontinent like us, we have different views about dress code. We love it colorful. When you walk around here, you will see the young Koreans (Well, most of them) wearing black or white dresses usually. Anyways they are always beautiful, so it’s no big deal what color they are wearing. :) But we, I mean Bangladeshi people, have a belief kind of thing that the more colorful the dress is, the more beautiful we will look in it. :p

Absolutely Groundbreaking Backpacking Advice

‘Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth’ – Mary Schmich

I’ve backpacked, worked, lounged about, volunteered, romanced, and generally fucked about in well over 30 countries. And during my time I’ve learnt a few things about moving from one place to another with a massive bag.

So here, in no particular order, is some earth-shaking guidance for the better backpacking:

Take shitloads of photos… but not too many.Photograph yourself, obviously, but make sure your shots are not just endless reams of selfies on the beach, or of gormless muppets smiling in front of monuments. Shot small things as well. Capture unstaged and natural moments when nothing much is happening, like waiting for a bus, eating dinner, or whatever.

Kuala Lumpur

My trip to Kuala Lumpur was overshadowed by exhaustion from Beijing and made me far more lazy when I was there but it was filled with people who spoke English, lunching at Nando's, peering down from the top of the Petronas Towers, feeling stupid about how excited I was to see shops like Marks and Spencers and Top Shop which made me feel at home, big colonial buildings, mosques, people rushing home to break fast through Ramadan, catching up with missed friends, meeting up with even older friends, reading by the poolside, palm trees swaying in the breeze that promised storms that never showed their faces, a ladyless ladie's night and markets where I expected to see flying carpets for sale. As you can see, I didn't quite have the authentic Malaysian experience, but it was nice to have a few days to relax before going back to Busan.

13 Terrible Things about Traveling in Southeast Asia

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