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Build and invest on your relationships. This is the most practical tip I can give budget travelers and why not?The world has become smaller and traveling around it has been made easier and more accessible to more people in this age of budget traveling. The everyday man should keep up! No budget? No problem! Let’s get you on your way to planning that pocket-friendly and perhaps to some, your first ever trip abroad. Shall we?

It’s not hard to look for pasalubong when in South Korea. Myeongdong alone is brimming with great deals that will give you a bang for your buck—or Won. From buy one get one promos on skincare products to 10+1 specials on pairs of cute and trendy socks, Seoul’s most vibrant shopping district pretty much has everything to help you tick off everyone on your to-buy-for list. There are also massive supermarket chains in the city that you can hit for local snacks and sweets.But if you want to give your friends and family something authentically Korean, head on over to Insadong, Seoul’s most popular neighborhood for regional and traditional goods. Here are some easy-to-pack souvenirs you can get on your visit that your folks will surely love: 

Bokjumeoni

I remember Japan fondly for two things: its food and its people. The Japanese are, honest to God, the most polite people you’ll ever meet and their food, wonderful, just wonderful. You know the whole shtick about the Japanese bowing endlessly like they were in a Boomerang? It’s really more like art imitating life than a shtick. And you know how they say it’s not where you travel but who you travel with? Well, I really don’t mind travelling alone to Japan, Tokyo in particular, which has easily found its way to the top of my list of favorite cities in world. Spend the day with me as I take you around the city in 8 photos and show you why.

Japan!

Heaven must be there.

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