Traditional Japanese Food Guide

Japanese food is absolutely delicious and I was fortunate enough to sample dozens of different foods during my 2 weeks in Japan.  According to Japan-Talk, the Japan has 30 different types of restaurants with a wide variety of choices.  Thankfully Andrew and David both speak Japanese so while driving around Shikoku and the main island of Honshu we Read More …

Deep Sea Fishing & Fireworks at Hajodae Beach, Yangyang – Seoul Hiking Group

A relaxing day on Hajodae beach is the best medicine after a strenuous day on Dinosaur Ridge in Seoraksan National Park.  Ronda and I opted for a day of R&R instead of biking 50km along the eastern coast.  We were joined by a handful of other beach goers as yoga, sand castles & raw seaweed filled our Read More …

Shimanto City, visiting an old friend in Japan’s hidden gem

My co-workers Susan, Steph and I decided to head to Japan for this Chuseok’s (Korean Thanksgiving) long weekend.  We stopped for the night in Tokyo before flying to Kochi where my college teammate Andrew picked us up for a 2 hour drive to Shimanto, a remote town where he has lived and taught English for Read More …

A visit to Yeongdongpogu Market

I’ve been to a few of Korean markets so far, there’s a great one that I walk to near my home; Namdaemun was a great time too but last Sunday I stopped at Yeongdongpo-gu Market.  I pass the self-titled subway stop for Yeongdongpo-gu Market every time I get on the train but it has taken Read More …

A weekend of exploration

I woke up obscenely early for my first Saturday (damn you jet lag) but made good use of my morning and by 9:30 was unpacked.  I thought my shower was odd since it connects to my bathroom sink but reasoned out the knobs in no time.  Only problem was it remained cold.  Same thing in Read More …