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Doria

A global citizen who has spent 40 years traveling mostly through Africa and Asia. To date she has been to 81 countries on 7 continents and currently resides in Uijeongbu, South Korea where she writes about her travels around the world.

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Horton Plains: A magical place in the clouds
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Horton Plains: A magical place in the clouds

Filed in Asia, Sri Lanka by on May 13, 2016 0 Comments • views: 1338

Visiting Horton Plains If you plan on visiting Sri Lanka, make sure you put Horton Plains in your schedule.  This unusual place is not to be missed.  I have personally been here 5 times and always look forward to going back.  One can never get tired of its exotic breathtaking scenery. Getting There It’s just […]

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Recent Articles #2

Sunsets Over the Pacific: Lima
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Sunsets Over the Pacific: Lima

Filed in Peru by on March 19, 2015 0 Comments • views: 1575

On my last night in Lima, I wanted to have a very special evening.   I asked my hostel Nomade Backpackers where the best sunset was.  They said the Marriott.  I was able to make my way up to the second floor to catch one of the most beautiful sunsets I had ever seen.

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A Weekend in Kyoto: Day 1
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A Weekend in Kyoto: Day 1

Filed in Japan by on September 21, 2014 2 Comments • views: 1517

An Overview We choose Kyoto because we did not need a visa with our US passports and it was only a 1.5 hour flight from Incheon International Airport.  This quick long weekend get-a-way was ideal to release some of the stress we were getting with some of our new projects in South Korea.  Kyoto also […]

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A Buddhist Ceremony Inside a Barn
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A Buddhist Ceremony Inside a Barn

Filed in South Korea by on September 6, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1537

Having a Buddhist ceremony does not have to be conducted inside a temple.  In fact this ceremony was conducted inside a barn on a farm on the outskirts of Pyeongtaek.  Why in a barn you might ask? Dhammakitti is a very loved and well-known Sri Lankan Buddhist monk in South Korea.  During these ceremonies, everyone […]

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Adventurous Trip to Australia
12 Apostles

Adventurous Trip to Australia

Filed in Australia by on September 5, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1710

The Twelve Apostles The famous 12 Apostles are wonderful rock stacks that rise up majestically from your Southern Sea on Victoria’s shoreline. Developed by the continual erosion of the limestone coves outset 10-20 thousand in the past, blasting years as well as the raining Southern Sea steadily eroded the softer limestone, forming caves in the […]

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Havanna on a Budget: How to save money in Cuba views: 972

  Cuba was always a beach-filled, retro dream for me. Sipping daiquiris by the pool, twirling in full, vintage skirts on the cobblestone streets, and rocking my cat-eye sunglasses from the passenger side of some 1950’s hot rod was a recurring vision in my travel head—and once I’d stepped into Havana it didn’t disappoint. But […]

How to do the Maldives on a Budget views: 1259

Budgeting Maldives and Still Have an Island Getaway Budgeting Maldives is possible if you follow these tips.  If you’re looking for an island getaway for your next vacation, there’s no better place than the Maldives! This collection of more than a thousand coral islands in the Indian Ocean is absolutely stunning.  They offer fantastic diving, […]

Top 5 Things About Sri Lanka views: 1455

Sri Lanka is no longer called Ceylon after gaining independence from Great Britain in 1948 Yala National Park has the largest concentration of leopards than any other place in the world Ceylon Tea is some of the best tea in the world Wind down on a secluded beach Visit 1st century cave temples

Celebrating American Independence Day in Korea views: 1071

Not always the easiest thing to do or as grand as in America but if you have access to the U.S. military bases or can get someone to sign you on, they are quite fun with traditional activities and food.  This year, I decided to check out Camp Casey’s festivities in Dongducheon since it was […]

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