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Homemade Cabbage Kimchi (Tongbaechu-kimchi 통배추김치)

Eat a lot of kimchi, it’s good for digestion I heard this a lot when I was living in South Korea- on the daily, in fact.  The elders really seem to value foods that aid with, umm, bodily functions. I really have come to love kimchi, and there are so many different kinds! The one that most people… Read more »

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Chasing After Wild Dolphins at Jeju Island

Jeju Island (제주도) Jeju Island is the largest off the coast of the peninsula and is a popular honeymoon spot for newlywed Koreans- and I can see why. It is a beautiful place surrounded by ocean. You’ll find quaint farms lined with uneven barriers, called bat-dam(밭담), which I find rather charming. It is definitely worth… Read more »

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International Travel with Your Pets

International Travel With Pets If you’re a pet owner that happens to love traveling, then you’ll understand how difficult it is to leave your fur-children behind. For shorter trips, it’s feasible to entrust the well-being of your pet to a family member or trustworthy friend, but what do you do if you are going away… Read more »

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Getting Visa Approval to Vietnam & Avoiding Issues At Customs

How To Get Visa Approval to Vietnam & Avoid Issues At Customs When Danton and I traveled to Vietnam last November, we were traveling for 20 hours including layovers. The last thing we wanted to do after landing in Tan Son Nhat International Airport, at 1 in the morning, was deal with problems at customs…. Read more »

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Nara Park: Become Snow White for a day

The first time I traveled to Japan, I was determined to visit Nara Park and get myself a kawaii deer selfie. I didn’t know what to expect once I got there. Would the park be teeming with deer? Do they really just wander around willy nilly? What about the….poop? Let me tell you what it was… Read more »