INDONESIA – Batik Scam in Yogyakarta: How to Avoid Being a Victim

Travel scams are common nearly everywhere around the world, and gullible tourists are more inclined to fall for these despicable schemes. My friends and I just came across a clever and well-rehearsed scam in Yogyakarta, Indonesia where we were persuaded to go to a specific place because the attractions we wanted to visit were “closed” as claimed by the scammer. Avoid being a victim by having a thorough research about your destination and being careful of overfriendly locals.

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SOUTH KOREA – A Day Trip to Paju and Anyang: Heyri Art Village and Anyang Art Park

My trip to South Korea with my high school friend, Mon, involved 11 days of touring Seoul (with day trips to Paju, Anyang, and Gapyeong), Danyang, Busan, and Jeju. On our fourth day in Seoul, we managed to make room for a trip to Gyeonggi-do specifically at Heyri Art Village in Paju and Anyang Art Park in Anyang. Hence, a day of art appreciation.

Read my post here to view our complete itinerary with a list of directions, expenses, and tips.

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