Farewell Korea: A few of my favorite things

I know it’s been a little while since my last post, but as many of you may know, we have made our way back to the US after 3 years in Korea.  Packing up our house and moving ourselves and our dog Gomi halfway around the world has definitely been quite time consuming. You can…

Seokparang (Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea)

South Koreans are extremely proud of their heritage and their history; many of the biggest tourist attractions are the beautiful palaces, shrines, and temples through the country.  A large part of Korean history is based on the Korean Royalty, with the last king ruling until 1910.  So even though we know King’s eat well, it…

Passion Street (Namyeong, Seoul, South Korea)

One of the best parts of living in a big city and particularly Seoul is the close proximity of food options. Living at The Prime Apartments has definitely been super convenient. We are in a relatively “quieter” part of Seoul, are close to 3 subways: Namyeong, Sookmyung University, and Samgakji and have a lot of…

Da Chae ( Dongbinggo-dong, Seoul, South Korea)

If you are exploring Korean food and want to try something really delicious, you need to try Bulgogi. Bulgogi meat is a lot like the thinly sliced meat you would find in a Philly Cheesesteak, but instead of topped with cheese wiz, it’s marinated in a very light sweet sauce. You definitely have to try…

2018 Winter Olympics (Pyeongchang, South Korea)

Winter is coming, oh wait just kidding! Winter is here and once every 4 years we get to experience something really exciting during winter! No not leap year, the Winter Olympics! Today marks 1 week since the Olympics started here in Pyeongchang, South Korea, so I wanted to share our trip to the 2018 Winter…

Weird foods – Corn on the Cob Ice Cream

Asia is known for delicious noms, many showcasing new and innovative flavors, but I’m not sure that corn ice cream should be one of them. Watch as I give this corn on the cob ice cream a try in Seoul, South Korea. What will they think of next?!

Tallinn, Estonia

During our trip to Finland, we had found out that Tallinn, the capital of Estonia was a short ferry ride away, so we decided that we would do an overnight there.  Now you may be thinking, Estonia? Is that the country where vampires are from? Oh wait that’s Transylvania. Or is it where the Flintstones…

Weird foods – Japanese Ramen Candy

So on my last trip to Japan, I picked up some ramen. Nope, not the normal dehydrated noodles wrapped in plastic, but some Kracie Popin’ Cookin’ candy ramen!  Watch as  I put make, assemble, and eat this weird food.

Helsinki, Finland (Things to do)

The biggest city in Finland isn’t exactly big.  Although Helsinki is a vivid city located on the southern coast of Finland, it’s really a small city in big city clothes. So even with only a day or two to explore, you will have plenty of time to see all of the sites and enjoying the charming…

Helsinki, Finland (Things to know before you go)

Helsinki is a small town with a big city vibe.  The restaurants, museums, shopping and public transportation are everything that you would expect in a big city.  But if you can believe it, there are only 600,000 people who live in Helsinki, the city is very walkable and there’s very little traffic.  If I lived…

Lapland (Rovaniemi, Finland) Things to do

As I’m writing this I am sitting here in Seoul wrapped up in a blanket trying to keep warm (don’t judge, it’s a frigid 14°F), I am thinking about our trip to the Finnish Lapland and how I don’t remember it feeling THIS cold when I was there! If you’re considering visiting Rovaniemi or have…

Lapland (Rovaniemi), Finland (Things to know before you go)

Well we just had our first big snow in Korea and many of you may be thinking about winter vacation spots. Well seeing the Northern Lights should definitely be on the top of your list! It’s really magical and the snowy surroundings add to the experience. Recently we visited Lapland, Finland in search of this…