Donghae, South Korea: May 2016

Last weekend I went with some friends to Donghae.  Donghae is a coastal city on the East coast of Korea.  There are trains that go that direction but it takes forever, so instead we drove! This was my first road trip in Korea and I will definitely say I’ll do it again – next time…

Gapyeong, South Korea: May 2016

A few weeks ago I traveled out to Gapyeong, which is about an hour train ride east of Seoul.  So from my apartment it’s about two hours, one hour to Seoul and one hour east to Gapyeong.  There is a major city out there, Chuncheon, which is known for their dakgalbi, which is basically a…

Seoul, South Korea – Baseball: April 2016

Two weeks ago I went to a baseball game with some friends.  A friend’s mom was visiting, so what better way to experience Korea than a baseball game? To start with, a big part of Korean baseball games is the food.  There are countless food vendors outside with prepacked food that you can buy and…

New York, New York: April 2016

This past weekend I flew to New York to visit a friend for her birthday.  I’ve never been to New York, and of course you see it in movies and TV shows all the time so what’s a better excuse than a friend’s birthday??  The customs officer raised her eyebrow when I told her I…

California: March 2016

Thursday rolled around and I had just bought a few gifts for my nephew and sent them to my sister via Amazon.  As I was sitting there thinking, I thought to myself, it’s my nephew’s first birthday and my mom’s birthday both in the same weekend, why not fly home?  So I booked a ticket…

Bali, Indonesia: February 2016

Yet again, we originally planned to go somewhere else.  This time we planned to go to Palawan in the Philippines but we decided against it because John’s girlfriend, who was going to fly over from Seattle and join us, had been there before.  So when we were brainstorming we were talking about Palawan but when…

Hong Kong, China: January 2016

First step was getting out of Korea because it kept snowing. For weeks my friend John and I debated on where we should go in January.  We were moments away from joining another couple of people in going to Vietnam, but we quickly started to realize that they were willing to do some things that…