Climbing Mt. Fuji, Japan (to the Summit)

So now that you know our thinking on how to tackle Mt. Fuji and the things to know before you go, let’s talk about how our trip up the mountain actually went.  We had started our trip to Japan with a few days of sight seeing in Tokyo (topping over 20,000 steps each day) and…

Okinawa, Japan (Things to do and eat)

The main reason for our trip to Okinawa was to get some rest and relaxation.  We purposely planned it so that most of our time was spent on the beach relaxing and relax we did! It’s amazing how great it is to sometimes just take it easy and rest and recharge. Okuma Beach Our beach…

Tokyo, Japan (Day 2 -Asakusa,Tokyo Skytree, and the Robot Restaurant)

After a full and excitement filled first day in Tokyo, we had no trouble passing out and getting some well deserved rest.  The next morning we were eager and ready to see more of what Tokyo had to offer. Day 2 Itinerary: Sensoji Temple Nakamise Shopping Street Ramen Yoroiya Tokyo Skytree Town Kabukicho Robot Restaurant…

Tokyo, Japan (Day 1 – Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Maricar!)

Tokyo is truly an eclectic and vibrant city.  Even though we live in Seoul which is a big city; Tokyo is a very different animal.  The city really doesn’t appear to sleep, our flight arrived late and when we arrived to our apartment, there were plenty of restaurants, bars, and clubs that were still open….

Clam Warehouse 조개창고 (Seoul, South Korea)

****2017 update – on our recent visit we learned the pricing went DOWN! It’s now 25,000₩ per person**** Calling all seafood lovers! We recently had some family visit us from Taiwan and they had heard of the Clam Warehouse from friends.  Clam Warehouse is an all-you-can-eat BBQ that offers unlimited fresh seafood as well as…

Budae Jjigae What!?

So you may be wondering what Budae Jjigae is.  Well it is what is commonly known as Army stew, and it got it’s name around the Korean war when food was not readily available.  People would take the leftovers from the Army bases in Korea (Spam, Hot Dogs, etc) with whatever else they had available…