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Discovering the Byukchoji Gardens in Paju in the Rain

Byukchoji Gardens in Paju

It was 6:05 and the ajusshi, an elderly man at the entrance of the Byukchoji Gardens, was friendly but didn’t allow me to enter. We spent too much time cafe hopping– the botanical garden in Paju closes at 7:00 pm, and the last tickets are sold at 6:00 pm. The next day, we arrived early in the morning. As expected, the ajusshi recognized me and reached out to shake my hand. Steven stayed in the car while I packed up my camera gear and umbrella.

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Public Transportation in Italy: Trains, Buses, and Taxis

I am hanging out in Italy for a month. Unfortunately, I didn’t get my international driver’s license before going to Italy, so now I can’t drive here. This will require me to use buses, trains, and other public transport to get around. I’m not hating it, it’s been awhile since I’ve driven in Europe. While it’s a handy way to travel, there are a few things I’ve had to figure out to make it easier and cheaper a bit of know-how. Here’s a concise guide to making the most of your public transportation experience in Rome, Florence, Formia, and Naples Italy.

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A Year-Round Guide to Instagram-Worthy Flowers in South Korea

South Korea is brimming with natural wonders that will leave you breathless, leaving you awe-inspired and eager to splash your Instagram feed with vibrant colors. We’ll encounter a breathtaking variety of flowers, from elegant chrysanthemums to dazzling sunflowers, the delicate charm of buckwheat, enchanting pink muhly, graceful silver grass, and the timeless beauty of roses.

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Reverse Culture Shock: Goodbye South Korea, Hello USA!

I miss living by the ocean and the mountains. I miss being able to go hiking and hear monks chat echo across Palgongsan. I miss feeling anxious, excited, unsure, and overwhelmed– all at the same time. And I definitely miss being able to shop for fresh fruit and vegetables at a corner market in either direction. It doesn’t take long for reverse culture shock to be a genuine hurdle for settling back into life at home. American Reverse Culture Shock is a phenomenon that goes beyond the anticipated cultural adjustments of moving abroad and reintegrating back into life in the USA.