16 Favourite New Destinations of 2016

In 2016, I visited 24 countries of which 16 were new ones. 2016 has been a most exciting travel year and I’ve experienced a lot and ticked several things off my bucket list. I’ve continued my explorations of Europe, visited my beloved Faroe Islands twice and spent 3½ months travelling through new regions of Asia. To celebrate the great travel year of 2016, I’ve put…

Chasing Natural Heritage on Jeju Island

Jeju Island is a popular destination for holidaymakers from all over Eastern Asia, mainly because of its mild temperate climate, large beach resorts and unique natural heritage to be found all over the island. My original plan for South Korea was to travel in the mainland from Busan to Seoul, but because I needed several days in Seoul to get my Mongolian visa, I chose…

Jeju Island: Climbing Mt. Hallasan – an Extinct Volcano at 1.950 m.

After spending a day in rainy Busan, I flew to Jeju Island, a special self-governing province located 130 km. from the southern coast of South Korea. Jeju Island is the honeymoon destination of South Korea, well known for its worldclass beaches and beautiful natural heritage. I spent my days on Jeju touring the island, going from one natural wonder to another. On my second day,…