3 nights in Puerto Princessa, Palawan – Philippines

After a few day on Cebu Ronda and I departed for Palawan where my brother, Ben, was waiting for us in Puerto Princessa. Truth be told this city is really just a hub and the best thing to do is head north for Sabang, Port Barton or El Nido but if you’ve got a few days Read More …

Night Markets in Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan is famous for its night markets.  If you’re going through Taipei and only have a single evening then you should spend it at a night market.  Grab local food, drinks and check out the culture in an authentic setting.  Locals wander through the markets as much as tourists and the vendors are happy to Read More …

A weekend in Taipei, Taiwan

A weekend is just enough to get a taste of Taiwan and realize you want to go back again before you’ve even left.  Taipei has an excellent public transit system, free wifi and lots of cultural & crazy experiences.  Here’s a quick preview of Ronda and my trip as we met my college buddy Andrew (who Read More …

Pyeongchang Winter Festival – Seoul Hiking Group

Last weekend Seoul Hiking Group went up to Pyeongchang Winter Festival.  In addition to the festival Pyeongchang is the 2018 Winter Olympic host at both Yongpyeong and Alpensia resorts.  We hit the slopes all day Saturday before some of us opted to spend Sunday at the winter festival instead of hiking or going back up the lifts. Read More …

Korean Delicacies

Who doesn’t love food?  Eating is a primary reason for many people to travel and Korean cuisine happens to be incredibly diverse with hundreds of dishes to try!  The best part is that each meal comes with a handful of 반찬 banchan (sides) that accompany whatever you order so you always get to taste a few treats.  Read More …

Beef Sushi!

Beef sushi tonight wasn’t quite like my first experience with “Korean Beef sushi“.  Susan, Brian and I stopped in what we thought would be a small mom & pop Korean restaurant in Hyewha.  Upon arrival the menu greeted with us with what appeared to be more of a Korean fusion style.  We picked an assortment that included Read More …

Korean Fusion on a boat

Saturday afternoon I had the pleasure of attending K-Cook Delight’s 1st ever Day-Restaurant and International Social Gathering.  The Day-Restaurant was a one day cook off with 20 chefs.  They spent the last month learning how to cook Jungae, Pajeon and Bimbimbap and then fuzed it with their native culture.  I found out about this Korean Read More …

Lost in Namdaemun Market

Namdaemun Market was recommended to me by a coworker last Friday.  Its a market at the South Gate of the royal palace.  Namdaemun translates roughly to “South Gate” and my Sunday plan was to wander around the market in the afternoon and grab lunch.  I googled the market and took out my map, it appeared to be Read More …