Hong Kong: Lantau Island

When I arrived in Hong Kong I didn’t have much by the way of expectations. I was mostly just excited to finally see my sister after 8 months. But apart from that, I didn’t research too much about what to see in the city. So when my friend suggested doing Lantau Island one day, I…

Hong Kong: Chi Lin Nunnery

  The next stop on our first day in Hong Kong was the Chi Lin Nunnery. Situated in what feels like a very random place next to a shopping mall in the middle of the city, the nunnery is as peaceful as it is beautiful.         It’s cool to be able to see…

Hong Kong: Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

I arrived in Hong Kong on a Saturday night and, after hurrying to get through security, finally got to hug my sister after 7 months apart. In some ways it has felt like 7 months because I miss my family so much. But in other ways, like how easily we fell back into step with…

An Evening in Naksan Park 낙산공원

Evening in Naksan Park 낙산공원   Friday night, after a very long day at work, I headed up to Seoul to see a friend and get out of Daejeon for a bit. That night we got some drinks with her friends from university where I was proud to understand about 20% of the conversation going…

Singapore: Arab Street and Haji Lane

Arab Street and Haji Lane After we left Chinatown it was off to Arab Street. The first sight we were greeted by was the Masjid Sultan a beautiful Mosque framed by the palm trees on the street around it.                             We walked around…

Singapore: Chinatown

Whenever I start to work on these posts the first thing I do is always to go through the photos and let them kind of decide the direction the blog post will take. But going through these photos I feel like they almost just speak for themselves. These have quickly become some of my favorite…

Singapore: Orchard Road and The National Gallery

Orchard Road and The National Gallery   After we had taken in our fill of city views (you can see those photos here) we were off in the direction of Orchard Road. But first it was time for lunch. We stopped at another food court inside a nice mall and ate Vietnamese Pho then got…

Singapore: Local Breakfast and The Pinnacle at Duxton

(I have so many pictures from this trip that instead of doing a post for each day I was there, I’m going to do one for each place we visited. Because otherwise these posts will get way to long and photo heavy.)     Local Breakfast and The Pinnacle at Duxton I woke up on…

Singapore: Mariana Bay Sands and The Gardens by the Bay

After we left the National Gallery we headed over to the bay area to catch two shows. The first one was a water show in front of the Mariana Bay Sands and the second was a light show at The Gardens by the Bay.           As we were slowly making our…

Traveling to Singapore

Seoul > Taipei > Singapore   I wasn’t sure if I should make a post out of this day, because it was mostly just traveling, but there were a few strange episodes during my journey to Singapore so I figured why not. Hope you enjoy! And look forward to more interesting Singapore posts to come!…

Singapore Preview: Video

Hello! I am officially back in Korea after my very short but very lovely trip to Singapore. I took roughly 10 million photos while I was there so I’m still sorting through those and starting on my blog posts from the trip. But, I did manage to put together a little video from my time…

3 Reasons Why You Should Live in Daejeon, Korea

3 Reasons Why You Should Live in Daejeon, Korea Last year when I was completing my application for EPIK (English Program in Korea) I was convinced that I needed to be in Seoul. I visited Seoul last August and loved the vibes, the food, the excitement of a big city, and the idea of being…