Things we put in our mouths in 2013

It shouldn’t be a secret that Chris and I enjoy experiencing a destination and culture through food. 2013 was a great year for us and we were able to see so much of the world. It wasn’t easy, but we’ve narrowed down a few of the best things to grace our palates from the last 365 days. Here’s to hoping […]

The Korean Dragon Temple

Coiled around a mountain on the edge of the small village of Chilpo-ri, in South Korea, there is a dragon that eats more people than all the sharks in the world combined. This dragon lies in wait, mouth agape, waiting for anyone to walk inside. The locals call it Daewonsa, and it is the best Korean temple we’ve been to. […]

The World’s Largest Step-Well

In the Rajasthan province of India there is an architectural wonder. Chand Baori is the world’s oldest and largest step-well. With over 3,500 steps, this 13 story well once was the hub of the area. Built by the priest class between 800 and 900 CE it was filled entirely by rain water and by hand. Yes, people would carry enormous […]

Korean Bullfights

South Korea has a tradition of bullfights that is as long and time honored as the ones in Spain. With one very large difference, no one dies. A Korean bullfight features two bulls, released into a ring, that push against one another until one decides to run away. All the while their trainer is shouting encouragement to them over their […]

Cat Cafes in Korea

South Korea and Japan have started a new craze of cafes where one can go, get a cup of coffee, and seek companionship.¬†Some cafes charge by the hour and some charge by the cup. When you first walk in it can be a little nerve-wracking. A dozen beautiful eyes all turn to appraise you when you walk in. At first, […]

Some of my favorite Korean signs

English is difficult. Everyone knows that. None more so than the people who have spent their whole lives speaking it. Sometimes this difficulty however rewards us with some of the greatest moments of being lost in translation. As a traveler, one of my most cherished treasures is the sings that Tawny and I encounter as we make our way around […]