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April 2017

Suffering Through a Ha Long Bay Cruise

In stark contrast to Japan and Korea, Vietnam does not have what you might call a “service-oriented” culture.  In fact, in some ways, it swings right past neutral and dips its toes into the “actively hostile” end of the spectrum.  There seems to be a collaborative game in the Vietnamese tourism industry to see just […]

Korean Bath Experience

What better way to relieve the stresses of traveling than by visiting a Korean bathhouse?  Called a jjimjilbang, these traditional spas are frequented by many Koreans starting from a young age.  A low entry fee (around $10) gains you access to a multi-level spa with numerous facilities.  The bottom floor is host to a number of […]