Hanoi Cafe Culture

Coming from Korea to Vietnam, I had low expectations of the drinks and food in cafes. What I have found recently while living in Korea is 80% of places I see on Instagram, vlogs, and blogs are being promoted solely based on ascetics. I, however, am all about coffee and food when I go toContinue reading “Hanoi Cafe Culture”

Hanoi

It’s easy to see the beauty of Hanoi, but for some visitors, it may be hard to look past the chaos and the hustlers trying to make a dollar or two off of fixing your shoe or making you buy their product. At times these ‘scams’ feel violating and can be very unsettling, especially whenContinue reading “Hanoi”

Day 4 in Mexico City Fridas House

After no sleep the night before and some decisions I regretted today made up for it all. My new friend K, who I had met while checking into my hostel, and I got up early to make our way to Coyoacán and Frida Kalo’s house. Another traveler whom K had met at the Lucha LibreContinue reading “Day 4 in Mexico City Fridas House”

Day 3 in Mexico City

Wins and Fails After an exciting night and another restless sleep, I was ready to go again the following day to see what the city had to offer. It was a good museum day with rain and heat in the forecast. So I headed down with several girls who were staying at my hostel, includingContinue reading “Day 3 in Mexico City”

Explore Busan

Busan, can you be redeemed? Unfortunately, my first trip to Busan 부산 left me with a sour taste in my mouth that I had yet to shake. I hope that by spending a few days here, my mind could be changed, and I could fall in love with the city. After an hour and aContinue reading “Explore Busan”

Gyeongju South Korea

Gyeongju 경주 was the stronghold of the Shilla 신라 Dynasty, one of the largest kingdoms in Korea; today, only relics and tombs remain of this kingdom that helped shape Korea. It may seem that there is not much to see in Gyeongju, but once you get there, your days will be full of picturesque scenery,Continue reading “Gyeongju South Korea”

Itaewon

Itaewon 이태원 is known for being the foreigner hang out attracting ex-pats and tourists alike. A place where many feel a little freer to dress, act, and talk like they would then in other areas in Korea. Walking around Itaewon, it is easy to see why this eclectic neighborhood is a safe haven for thoseContinue reading “Itaewon”

Myeongdong

When places lose their charm and go through hard times, it is easy to leave them behind, seeking the new up-and-coming place to spend your money on. When we do this, we doom a place to be full of empty shops and its people to lose their lively hood. The challenge for tourists, especially thoseContinue reading “Myeongdong”

Markets in Seoul

Markets in Asia just hit different, and I don’t mean your regular supermarket or a small 10 stall one either. Markets here then to be a massive complex of over 100 shops. Some sell the same product or type of product others sell a bit of everything. Three of the major markets in Seoul includeContinue reading “Markets in Seoul”

Juknokwon Bamboo Forest

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you should be excited about your weekend plans, but all you want to do is cancel all of them and not leave your bed? I don’t know if was stress from finishing the year up at work, hormones, falling and banging up my knee, or theContinue reading “Juknokwon Bamboo Forest”