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Naomi is a 20-something nomad pursuing lifestyle travel on a backpacker's budget. In 2010, she left home in search of unique experiences in off-the-beaten track locales…and hasn't looked back since. Follow the adventures at Anywhere But Home: a lifestyle travel blog!

  • Cheonghakdong: The Last Traditional Village in South Korea

    March 12, 2014 by

  • My time in South Korea was marked by the distinct impression that I was entering the 25th century. Supermarket shelves sung product jingles to me as I walked down the aisles, with miniature […]

  • No More Mutton: Tips for Finding Vegetarian Food in Mongolia

    January 10, 2014 by

  • Boiled goat head, mutton dumplings, and crispy fried fat: nope, Mongolian food isn’t exactly known for its vegetarian options. When I visited during a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, I was worried about […]

  • How to Survive a Hangover in Mongolia

    December 19, 2013 by

  • “No. No.” I said, “Don’t make me go out there.” I could hear Caitlin mumbling next to me, and one of the boys groaning in displeasure in his side of the ger. What time […]

  • The 798 Art Zone: Really Modern Art in Beijing?

    November 6, 2013 by

  • Mao’s face was looming above me, imposing and fluorescent, a 5 meter tall portrait of the Great Leader done up in neon. I’d seen the massive portraits hanging up around downtown Beijing, stark […]

  • Visiting Osaka on a Budget: How to See the City Without Suffering Against the Yen

    October 27, 2013 by

  • What comes to mind when you think of Japan? Do you see flashing neon signs and crazy cosmopolitan electronic displays? Or ageing temples hidden in evergreen forests, with wisps of steam rising from […]

  • My Weekend as a Monk: The Temple Stay Experience in Korea

    September 10, 2013 by

  • It was 4:00 in the morning, and tiny wooden bell outside my door was ringing. I turned over sleepily, still deep in the darkness of the little room, and attempted to bury further […]

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