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A Seoul Food Experience on Epicure & Culture

In Epicure & Culture, Korea by Jaclynn Seah4 Comments

Besides recounting my own travels and posting my travel inspirations here on The Occasional Traveller, I do a bit of writing here and there on the side, and one of the newer sites I’m a contributing writer to is Epicure & Culture, run by the lovely Jessie from Jessie on a Journey who is currently my blog mentor and puts up with all my stupid questions and terrible time management… much love! Here’s the first post that I wrote for E&C – it’s based on my journals about South Korean food from my very first solo trip, aka the Seoul …

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Sharing on Maptia How Places Are Like People

In Korea, Portfolio by Jaclynn Seah2 Comments

The lovely people at Maptia (I posted about them awhile back here) invited me to participate in a new segment on their blog called Places are like People, and here’s my first guest post there: It was pretty fun recapping my first solo trip to Seoul – I tend to do more informational blogposts about places I’ve been to, though I try to exercise the creative writing muscles from time to time. Seoul will always be a little bit special, because of my friend T who I made there (Hello T! *waves*) We met during the English tour of the …

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Shopping for Beauty Products in Seoul [Go! Girl Guides Article]

In Go! Girl Guides, Korea by Jaclynn Seah0 Comments

Crossposted from Go! Girl Guides, where I’m a contributing blogger. Check out the site for more great articles from other freewheelin’ travellin’ girls that go! If there’s one thing you notice about the Koreans from their celebrities, other than their perfectly symmetrical faces, it’s their  flawless skin. Beauty is big business in Korea – for the locals and the tourists alike. Just walking around Myeongdong one evening, there were beauty shops every few steps. You can always tell that the beauty shops are around – because of their very prominent and enthusiastic promoters each shop employs – whether it’s costumes, …

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How to Pack for a Shopping Trip [Go! Girl Guides Article]

In Go! Girl Guides, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand by Jaclynn Seah2 Comments

Crossposted from Go! Girl Guides, where I’m a contributing blogger. Check out the site for more great articles from other freewheelin’ travellin’ girls that go! Singapore, where I hail from, is a land of malls. We have new shopping malls sprouting up every year, and a recent survey found that shopping was second on the list of the average Singaporean’s favourite past times (the first was eating!). Being centrally located in South East Asia is a blessing for my wardrobe and a curse for my wallet – I love Bangkok, Taipei and Seoul for a huge range of affordable shopping! …