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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 »

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Best Way To Get Around Ho Chi Minh City

Figuring out transportation in a new place can be tricky, especially if you don’t know the language. It can be difficult to navigate the public transportation system when the signages have very little to no English, and there are few English speakers around to help. Not to mention trying to communicate to a driver with… Read more »