Where To Go Instead: 9 Famous Places and their Better Alternatives

Where To Go Instead: 9 Famous Places and their Better Alternatives

Some well-known places are genuinely wonderful. Some just have a good marketing team. Here are nine lesser-known places to check out and have a better time for less money or hassle. Go on, admit it — part of the reason you might travel to a place is to say you’ve been...
The sex parks of South Korea (NSFW)

The sex parks of South Korea (NSFW)

Let’s face it — if you’re ready for weird stuff, sex parks are right up there with hell temples in my book. Although I’ve written about each of these places individually, it’s time to roll them up into one awesome post. Here we go! Haesindang Park (Samcheok,...
Destination: Museum of Sex and Health (Seogwipo city, Jeju-do) (NSFW)

Destination: Museum of Sex and Health (Seogwipo city, Jeju-do) (NSFW)

Put the kids away and head somewhere else if you’re at work — this is sex and sexual health at its most… er, interesting. Lest you think Korea is full of prudes, this museum is here to say otherwise. Founded by Kim Whan Bae (김완배), the museum opened in March of 2006...
Destination: Icheon Pig Museum (Icheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea)

Destination: Icheon Pig Museum (Icheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea)

It was a cold day in December (and some of you folks might be wishing it were like that now!). The pig museum, while not the only place to take in near Ichon, was our main stop for the day. Those of you that are fans of the Chris in South Korea Facebook page may...
Destination: Yonggungsa — the seaside temple (Busan)

Destination: Yonggungsa — the seaside temple (Busan)

With thousands of temples across the peninsula, you’d be forgiven if they all started to look similar. While they’re all unique, you’d need to have a pretty educated background and finely tuned eye to tell them apart. Enter Yonggungsa, AKA Haedong Yonggungsa, AKA 해동...
Destination: Woori Bank Museum (central Seoul, South Korea)

Destination: Woori Bank Museum (central Seoul, South Korea)

Having recently re-visited the Bank Museum in downtown Seoul, I was happy to see it hadn’t changed before making my way to Myeongdong and otherwise enjoying the area. It was a couple weeks later when I was walking through that same pedestrian overpass and realized...