What’s in a city – the aromas, the people, the pace. I like to get a little lost whenever I travel, and I found Kyoto, Japan to be the perfect place to wander aimlessly. Mainly because it’s safe, but also because the best parts of Kyoto are the places your Hostel doesn’t tell you about. …

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 …

Surprise – I’m going to Japan! Well, actually, if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ll know that I’ve already gone to Japan… I’m a little late on the train with this update. I still wanted to use my thrilling little intro, though, hope that’s okay with you (*attempted wink). With my teaching contract through EPIK …