Travel

Week in Photos: Hong Kong

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Kowloon Almost drank it because we were afraid the restaurant manager was going to yell at us. We literally walked everywhere- just wish I knew the names of the places I was in It’s hard to find good dim sum in Korea so we ate until we couldn’t anymore. She must have hated us because…

East meets West

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Hong Kong has to be one of the most dynamic and exciting cities I’ve been to. Besides the interesting culture, I see mountains covered with lush forests to the right and an ocean to the left. Even the weather is quite dynamic- it rains cats and dogs one moment then it’s sunny the next thanks…

Stay a little longer

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Finally got to visit the Han River sort of accidentally when we went to Yeouido (여의도) to check out the Cherry Blossom Festival (벚꽃축제). ‘Two rabbits caught in one attempt’ as Koreans would say. Not bad, not bad at all. Did a long walk around a nearby park for a morning workout. With Cherry Blossoms…

Let a thousand flowers bloom

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After a long wait, spring has finally arrived in Seoul and the flowers are blooming all over the city. Forsythias (개나리): One of the first signs of spring What excites me most is the Cherry Blossoms (벚꽃). Interestingly enough, they have always been my favorite kind yet I had never seen them in person up…

Snow Wonderland

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I’m away on a sort-of-last-minute mini vacation at the moment. Had one of the best runs ever today since Aspen more than two years ago though the snow isn’t as great (it is no longer Winter, after all). So awesome how the slopes are almost empty, though not so happy about having extremely limited choices…

Back to Reality. And Boy, Does It Feel Good

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I don’t think I’ve ever said this before, but it actually feels awesome to be back to reality. Praise the Lord! Oh, by the way, finally sharing some shots of Sam Cheong Dong taken in Winter. It’s so nice and warm in Seoul now. Lovin’ it!

Seven Grand

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“There is definitely a bookish, masculine vibe to the place… the kind of joint you’d find in Fitzgerald, Hemingway or Miller (Henry, not Arthur)… a great place to drink bourbon, puff on a cigar and pretend to be in an imaginary boys club. Even if you’re a girl.” – LA WEEKLY “Boys Club” is probably…

It’s a Small World

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Was in Las Vegas last week. Though we did take our Canon with us, there weren’t many opportunities for photos. Anyhow, these are what I have from the trip taken on my iPhone. In a nutshell, the trip basically consisted of strange yet interesting sightings including a giant Prada luggage, a dragon, the Statue of…

A Walk to Remember

Two days before we left Korea, it snowed so much that everything in Seoul, and I mean everything, was covered in snow. We happened to be on the 8th floor of Doota in Dong Dae Mun when it started snowing so we were able to witness the beginning of it all. After grabbing a few…

The Past and the Present

Insadong-gil is “well known as a traditional street to both locals and foreigners” and represents the “culture of the past and the present”.  It contains a mixture of historical and modern atmosphere and is a “unique area of Seoul that truly represents the cultural history of the nation.” One question I ask myself regularly is,…