Personal Story: Growing Abroad in Hong Kong & South Korea

 

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Personal Story: Growing Abroad in Hong Kong & South Korea

Author Julia Rucinski and her partner Seth write about off the beaten path adventure travel experiences on their blog ForSomethingMore. Based in Hong Kong, but covering the world over, they learn and share about local cultures so that their readers have the information and inspiration they need to craft their own off beaten path travel experiences. Their blog helps travelers avoid tourist traps, access the true essence of a place, and adventure like a local. As minimalists, they both usually travel with only a school bags worth of luggage as well as their desire to take only photos and leave only footprints. 

Julia's Backstory

While studying abroad in Australia at age 19, I met a woman who’d been teaching in China. We sat at a Greek restaurant in Cairns and she told stories of getting lost in back alleys, trying unrecognizable food, and being stared at by locals everywhere she went. To me, her life sounded fascinating, and I was instantly sold on the idea of traveling further. I decided right then and there that I would travel to exotic places, live in a fascinating culture different from my own, and observe...

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