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July 18, 2017

"We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.”

–Anais Nin

I've really enjoyed documenting what I've been eating on this trip, so before I dive into Singapore I had to include my last meal in Hong Kong! If you read my last post (click her...

July 8, 2017

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”

–Samuel Johnson

Dim Sum in Hong Kong is where it's AT! Dim Sum is a Chinese cuisine that focuses on small bites that you can share with the e...

July 3, 2017

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”  

-Jack Kerouac

Hong Kong is home to so much technology, advancement, and access to resources that it was hard to believe it was real life. From the mome...

July 2, 2017

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”

–Anatole France

Din Tai Fung has recently become a world-wide phenomenon, but actually originated in Taipei, Taiwan! If you're visiting Taiwan, Hong Kong, or mainland China,...

July 1, 2017

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”

–Tim Cahill

One of the prime spots in Taipei is Elephant Mountain. It's a hiking trail that gives you the best view of the Taipei 101 Building, and literally the entire city.

Once you do reach the top, it's one o...

June 29, 2017

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

Sleepy Dragon Hostel is located in the Songshan District of Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. This was one of the highest-ranked hostels on Hostelworld.com, so we were excited to...

June 28, 2017

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.”

– James Michener

Southeast Asia is known for its night markets, especially in Taipei, Taiwan. After flying from South Korea that evening, I was ready to d...

June 27, 2017

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

This post in particular is going to take you way back in time to the Joseon period, which is what people associate hanbok's (traditional Korean dress) with. For 30,000 won ($30 USD)...

June 27, 2017

“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.”

–Clifton Fadiman

Our last day in Hongdae was a relaxing day, mostly spent writing for the blog. I've been so inspired lately to...

June 26, 2017

“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.”

– Rudyard Kipling

Itaewon is another district of Seoul, South Korea. It is characterized as the “foreign” part Seoul, because the U.S. Army base is located here. Many locals stop by Itaewon to try f...

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