48 Hours in Seoul: A Perfect Seoul Itinerary

Where neon meets ancient traditions and where fascinating Eastern cultures meet Western influences, Seoul makes a great Asia travel destination. While there is certainly enough to do on a Seoul itinerary to keep you occupied for a week or more, I understand that you may be short on time. Perhaps you are simply spending a … Read more

Visiting The Sool Gallery, Seoul

This past week, I was invited to attend a tasting of traditional Korean wines and liquours at The Sool Gallery in Gangnam, Seoul’s glamorous upscale neighborhood. The gallery is dedicated to spreading the cultural context and historical significance of Korean alcohol, making the gallery “a one-stop destination for all things liquor and wine.” If you have spent … Read more

Unexplored Korea: Ansan Multicultural City

Ansan multicultural street

Ansan Multicultural street: As I sit waiting for my gulai kambing Indonesian lamb curry, two Balinese waitresses scuttle over to me excitedly to ask me where I am from and how I happened upon their restaurant in this small industrial town. I tell them that I came here for the food market, and that I have … Read more

Body Shaming In Korea

Body Shaming In Korea: It’s no secret that trying to achieve virtually impossible standards of physical beauty is something that is deeply ingrained into Korean culture and that being beautiful is considered to be a factor of utmost importance. I discussed my experience with this in my article for The Huffington Post “Are You Pretty Enough To Live … Read more

Exploring Danyang, South Korea

Danyang is a beautiful, picturesque part of Korea famous for its lush greenery. Located just a few hours south of Seoul, it makes for the perfect weekend getaway from the city so, looking for a change of scenery, my friend Emma and I joined a group of hiking enthusiasts on a trip to explore this region. … Read more