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Lately, Travelsuras has been all about Buddha. Discovering the traditions of Buddhism in Korea has been one of the things I’ve loved most about living in South Korea this past year. It’s interesting to see how religion has such a powerful effect on society and a countries overall culture. It’s important to note that Korean Buddhism is …

After the coldest winter of my life (cue laughter from all the non-Caribbeans in the room), I was so prepared for spring. However, I didn’t expect it to slip through my fingers so quickly. It felt like the flowers bloomed and blossomed one day, and the next they were spray painted a summery green. One of the top items …

Korea is famous for it’s festivals. I’m pretty sure I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. There’s one festival, though, that really blew me away.With so much to see and do that it’s almost impossible to see all of Jinhae’s beauty in one day. However, hundreds of people come to the Jinhae Cherry Blossom …

Every week I post a new portrait of a person from a day or time that stood out to me. Sometimes the stories that along with it are cultural, other times they’re merely introspective. Overall, they’re meant to capture a moment. Something that made me think during my travels. To see more Portraits Around the World, click here. …

Moving to a new city is always a whirlwind. My first few months in Korea were the strangest, hardest, liveliest, and some of the most memorable days I’ve spent here so far. There’s something that changes, though, once you get accustomed to your new city. You start to learn the in’s and outs; how the …

Every week I post a new portrait, with a short little story to go along with it, that captures the magnificence of people and societies around the world. Sometimes they’re taken in my own backyard, and sometimes they’re captured during my travels. To see more Portraits Around the World, click here. Have you heard of the …

I spent most of this sunny afternoon in late March observing my friends attach themselves like little monkeys up and across the rocks. If you know me at all you know I’m not exactly the athletic type. I don’t have muscles for days and it’s quite unlikely that I’d be able to out run, or out-anything, …