Udee Bangkok Hostel

Udee Bangkok Hostel was the first of four places we stayed on our vacation to Thailand and Cambodia, and it was absolutely lovely. A short walk from Chatuchak Market, incredibly friendly hosts, excellent help with finding transportation, you really can’t…

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Ihwa Mural Village

Update 2020: I visited Ihwa way back in 2015. A LOT has changed since then (including these poor fish stairs below). I haven’t had a chance to revisit to update this very out of date post. I highly recommend taking…

Hiking Daedunsan in the Fog

Here’s what it’s like hiking Daedunsan, famous for its stunning red suspension bridge when you can’t see in front of you! Even if you take the cable car up like we did, there’s still quite a bit of a trek…

Postcards from…Portugal

Ever since I’ve cemented my desires to go to grad school in Europe (most likely Germany right now!), I’ve been revisiting my old blog from when I studied abroad (the original “There She Goes Again” ;)) in Madrid. Reading all…

Jirisan’s Baemsagol Valley Course

Filled with mountain ranges and beautiful scenery, one of the best things to do in Korea is to go hiking during the autumn season. Spanning three provinces in southern Korea, hiking Jirisan will allow you to hike a part of…

All You Need to Know About Kimchi

Oh my kimchi. No food is more quintessentially Korean than this piece of fermented cabbage cuisine. I’ve become very familiar with this side dish, its various flavors, and its use in a variety of different soups and entrees. Last year…