I really don't like airports. In reality it's the nervous air and mania that infects airports that I don't like.
For someone with anixiety, like myself, an early morning jaunt to the airport can feel like certain peril.
Our morning began at 7am, waking up to ensure we made our 1150am flight with Jeju air from Tokyo (Narita) to Seoul (Incheon). Plenty of time, we thought, as we made our way to the train station at 8am. We had plotted out of route which was estimated to take
When most people think about visiting Japan, they automatically think of the bustling capital city, Tokyo. In my mind the first place I always want to revisit is the enigmatic captial of culture, Kyoto. Nothing appeals more to me than food, culture and history. This month we were lucky enough to be heading back to Japan, our last trip here was one year ago almost to the day. With more time to explore than last we set ourselves 5 days in Kyoto, though in reality we could have
So you find yourself in South Korea and don't know what to eat, or maybe you are planning your trip and want to plan out your meals before you arrive - no judgement. First, you will need to know that people think of food a little different in South Korea. For example, I had this exchange with a street vendor, in Korean; Me: Hi, what type of kimbap is this? Man: It's vegetable kimbap. Me: Great, one please. I unwrap it to find not only that this kimbap contains ham but it also
Teaching in South Korea was never meant to be permanent. The plan was to come for 1 - 2 years, save money, travel and figure life out. I guess 2 out of 3 isn't too bad. Working and living in South Korea certainly has afforded us the ability to travel and save money, but after 18 months I am not much closer to figuring my life out. Working abroad has helped me understand that I am strong. Living away from everything you know, understand, and find comfortable has a way of testi
On our quest to eat the best we often find ourselves travelling to the homeland of a particular dish. I took a combined 4 hour journey to discover South Korea's best bibimbap, so a 1 hour journey from Seoul for dakgalbi seemed like a walk in the park. Dakgalbi is delicious, and if done right can be warming, spicy, and the epitome of comfort food. It surfaced in the 1960's as a food to accompany drinking, as many famous Korean dishes do. It originally sprung up as an alternati