Tasty Travels: Shanghai, China

Tasty Travels: Shanghai, China

On a separate trip in May during a long weekend in Korea (no long weekends go wasted!), my friend and I hurried off to Shanghai on a less than two hour flight from Incheon. The Chinese Visa was also quite easy to obtain through our travel agent who did all the paperwork and was processed … Continue reading

Tasty Travels: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tasty Travels: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

In April, I took a short trip to Ho Chi Minh City to meet up with several great friends for some sightseeing and good eats. My parents were both born and raised here before escaping from the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Having heard so many stories about their childhood, I looked forward to seeing … Continue reading

Countdown: 50 Days Till Home

Countdown: 50 Days Till Home

Today is the 50 day milestone until I head home from Korea and the excitement is slowly building for all the things I have to look forward to come September. I’ve got my plane ticket booked and some bags packed. When I look back, it’s been quite a year full of personal growth and learning, … Continue reading

Weekend Day Trips

Weekend Day Trips

Incheon Mallipo Island/Hanagae Beach Travelling in Korea isn’t always the easiest with the language barrier that we always end up getting lost somehow or led in the wrong direction. This day was no different while looking for the ferry dock to get to the beach and going home. Here you can rent mini beach huts for … Continue reading

Spring has Sprung!

Spring has Sprung!

Winter in South Korea was miserable, long, and cold. Coming from Canada, you’d think I’d be accustomed to the frigid temperatures but apparently I’m not. Everyday, I’d dream of the warmth, the sun’s rays beating down on my skin, and frollicking around in a sundress or shorts. It didn’t help that Toronto had an extremely mild … Continue reading

The Layover: 8 Hours in Kuala Lumpur

The Layover: 8 Hours in Kuala Lumpur

I have visited Melbourne twice (once for winter vacation and the other for a wedding) over the course of four months. Air Asia has offered up some cheap deals from Seoul with the trade-off being a 7-hour long layover in Kuala Lumpur each way. This means I’ve had to endure a total of four layovers … Continue reading

What’s Your Awesome?

What’s Your Awesome?

You may have heard of Neil Pasricha who is renowned for his website (1000 Awesome Things) and books (The Book of Awesome”). He recently brought his website to a close by posting his top (and last) awesome thing, being “Anything you want it to be”. It got me thinking and I made up a list of 10 things on … Continue reading

Count Your Blessings

Count Your Blessings

Living abroad comes with numerous obstacles that have taught me a variety of lessons over a short period of time, while also re-affirming my priorities and the things that are true to me. At any moment, life throws you a curveball (or several) when you least expect. It may seem like the luck of the draw when an unpredictable and uncontrollable event changes … Continue reading

The Foodie in Me – Part Two

Toronto is home to the most diverse population in the world and it’s no surprise that it’s a haven for the greatest selection in food and price points. It wasn’t until I moved across the world that I truly realized how much I took this all for granted. To be spoiled by the abundance of food choices at my … Continue reading

The Foodie in Me

The Foodie in Me

I’m a self-proclaimed “casual foodie” who loves to eat. I use the word “casual” because you won’t find me at the swankiest, most posh fine-dining restaurants in town. Rather, I’m a supporter of local establishments and holes in the walls that serve simple, fresh, and authentic fare – dishes that have survived the test of time. … Continue reading