Toilet Museum – Haewoojae – 해우재 (Suwon, South Korea)

If you’ve looked at the title of this post, then you might be wondering who in their right mind dedicates a museum to a toilet. Well, let me tell you about Mr. Sim Jae-duck, the man behind the Toilet Museum, also known as the first Toilet Theme Park in the world! Mr. Sim was according…

Parting of the Sea (Jindo, South Korea)

When I mention the parting of the sea, I’m sure your first thought is, didn’t Moses do that in the Bible? Well you would be correct, but in Jindo, South Korea, they have a Sea Parting Festival that is unrelated to the story that we know. The Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival occurs once a…

Bangkok, Thailand (Day 1)

When we arrived to the airport, it was about 1 AM. Last time I was in Bangkok the city was still bustling at this time, but we stayed on a different segment of Sukhumvit that was apparently a bit more mellow. Also, affecting the vibe of the city was the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej…

Bangkok, Thailand (Things to know before you go)

This year as an early Christmas gift to ourselves, Scott and I decided we would take the time off from Veterans Day until Thanksgiving and go on a nice long vacation instead of our normal long weekend trips. At the top of my bucket list were the Maldives and Sri Lanka and we figured that this…

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…

Seoul’s Noryangjin Fish Market

In honor of this week’s weird food – Nakji, this week’s post is going to be of Seoul’s famous Noryangjin Fish Market where I have had the opportunity to chow down on some delicious Nakji as well as a variety of other seafoods. I’ve always loved visiting markets whenever I travel, there’s something very interesting…

Changdeokgung Palace and Secret Garden

I have visited Gyeongbukgung Palace (the largest of the palaces in Seoul) probably 7 times now, the funny thing is that Scott has not even visited once! A friend of ours asked if we wanted to see Changdeokgung and visit the Secret Garden and since we want to enjoy this beautiful spring weather, I was all…

A freezing cold Christmas in Harbin, China – Part 2

In my previous post, I mentioned that Harbin has quite a bit of Russian influence. In 1898, the region became inhabited by a large Russian population due to the construction of the Chinese Eastern Railway (an extension of the Trans-Siberian Railway) and also became the more modern city that we know today. Around the city, remnants…

Shine Bright like a Christmas Light!

Being far away from friends and family while living in a foreign country at Christmas time can make you a bit homesick.  However, I know one thing that I always loved doing at home, checking out the Christmas light displays!  Whether you live in suburbia and drive around from neighborhood to neighborhood, or you live in a…

There’s nothing sheepish about this Cafe

I’ve been keeping you up to date on all the fun and unusual cafes that Seoul has to offer (Hello Kitty Cafe, Dog Cafe, and Cat Cafe), but I recently found out about a Sheep Cafe! How could I resist going there for a visit?!