• Asia,  Cultural differences

    What sort of questions will you get in Asia?

    When it comes to Asia, there are many customs, habits that are different from the West. Even I found many things absurd since I was born in Europe and grew up here. Out of many differences the most recognizable one was the way they communicate. In this post I’m going to tell you how a conversation with an Asian goes like and what are their most common questions. First shock I would like to also emphasize that this is more likely the way the elders talk. When I was in Busan, Korea, I left early to visit Beomeosa temple. On the way I bought a rice bun from an auntie…

  • Asia,  Budget

    How much did the 2-month trip cost?

    Money is crucial when it comes to traveling. Here I’m going to write down in details how much I spent on things during my Asia trip in Korea and Vietnam from 3rd of July to 3rd of September 2019. Flight tickets between countries My itinerary was flying from Budapest to Hanoi. This one was the most expensive one. Then from Hanoi I flew to Busan (south part of South Korea). I travelled in Korea where my last stop was Seoul, so I flew back to Hanoi from Seoul. You might wonder why I had to go to Vietnam first. Firstly, I had a lot of stuff from Hungary so I…

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    How does it feel to visit your homeland after 7 years?

    This time I had a chance to go back to my country, Vietnam as my university asked me to represent the school at education fair of Study in Europe. I spent 4 days in total visiting 2 cities, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The schedule was really tight but it was productive. In this post I will mainly write about how I felt during this trip to my home. As you probably know I am originally from Vietnam but I was born in Hungary and I have lived most of life here. Since the airplane ticket to Asia is quite expensive we couldn’t afford to go home every year,…

  • Asia,  Budget

    How expensive is Dubai for 4 days?

    Dubai is considered to be an expensive city. Therefore if you travel there, people would assume you are rich. However I managed to stay on budget here. I stayed in Dubai from 24th to 28th of August, 4 days. Here is my expense. All the price is in AED. 1USD ∼ 3.6AED Accommodation: 491 AED I booked a room on AirBnb. I stayed on 63th floor, private bedroom, private bathroom. The room was spacious just like Hilton. The view was opened to Palm Island. I stayed here for 4 nights with the price of 491 AED ∼ 134 USD. Public transport ticket: 60 AED This is a price for Nol Card,…

  • Asia

    Impressive Dubai

    Dubai is a rich place, where they built a luxurious city on desert. Many people dream to go there for vacation, so the tourism developed a lot. It is even easier, since you can go there by Wizzair, a low-cost airline. Since my transfer was in Dubai, I decided to stay there for a few days to see why it is so popular among the tourist. So after Korea I had layover in Dubai, however, I decided to cancel my trip back to Budapest and bought another flight ticket. Therefore I had 5 days in Dubai to sightsee. It didn’t really happen the way I wanted. Simply because of the heat…

  • Asia,  Cultural differences

    About Korea and the Koreans

    When it comes to Asia, the people and the way they live are totally different from Western lifestyle. They have their own tradition, custom that dates back for more than 1000 years. Therefore in term of thinking and living they are a different world. That’s why it is really important to know their mindset, their habit so to be able to adjust to the locals. That way we can avoid uncomfortable situations while travelling, working or studying there. I have spent 11 days in Korea and honestly it exceed my expectation. Both the people and the country amazed me in its own way. In this post I will write about…

  • Asia,  Budget

    How much do you need for 4 days in Korea?

    This post is about my expense in Seoul. Since the main reason I went to Korea was the International Youth Forum where they provided everything, my expense was only for the 4 days before the forum. From 13th to 17th August. All the prices are in WON. 1 USD ∼ 1112 WON. Public transport ticket Total spent amount: 36.750 won From the airport I had to buy a single, seperate one that cost 9000 won. I went by airport bus 6008 to the city. For the public transport, you need to buy T-money card that you reload. When you use it an amount (around 1250 won) will be deducted. If…

  • Asia

    Place to visit in Seoul

    Seoul is a diversified city where you can see modern, tradition and nature at the same place. At first I thought there was nothing interesting in it, but after visiting I realized 3 days weren’t enough to see everything. Here are some places I think it is worth visiting. Some of them I haven’t visited yet, but really would like to. Buddhist temple There are a few famous Buddhist temple in Korea. The architecture is really unique. Even if you don’t follow Buddhism, it is still worth a visit to one of it. You can escape the busy, noisy city world just by staying in one of the temple for…

  • Asia

    What and where to eat in Seoul

    When it comes to Asia, probably everyone would think about the food. At least I do. There are many various choice and the best is you can find place to eat in every corner. When I came here I decided to taste as many as I can. I spent 3 days sightseeing in Seoul, but for the first 2 days I didn’t have appetite. The 3rd day I tried to eat as much as I could but I ended up bringing the food home to finish. The rest of the time the forum’s organizers provided us buffet meal, in Tongyang Creativity Center. When we had an outdoor activities we ate…

  • Asia

    Namsan Seoul Tower & DMC

    During IYF we had outdoor activities, in which we visited Namsan Seoul Tower, Changdeok Palace and DMC (not DMZ). As we were transported to these place, and the entrance was free for us as well, I don’t really know how to get there or how much are the entrance fees. So for these informations I will link the relating websites, so you can find and check them out easier. Since I wrote about Changdeok Palace before, I will complete that part in the same post. Namsan Seoul Tower Namsan Seoul Tower is on the Namsan Mountain situated near to Myeongdong. You can only walk up there, however the distance is…