Tokyo Day 3: Meiji Shrine, Shimokitazawa, and Golden Gai

The morning of Tokyo day 3 my friends and I decided to try to wake up at a decent hour and head out towards Meiji Shrine in an attempt to beat the crazy crowds that we had seen there the day before. I say "try" because by the time we left, stopped for coffee and…

Tokyo Day 2: Imperial Palace, Asakusa, and Sensō-ji

  Day two started off pretty late as we were still recovering from the very late flight over from Korea. One of my friends went to a cafe earlier in the morning and brought us back some coffee and snacks. We ate our little breakfast looking down at the street from the window in our…

Tokyo Day 1: Shibuya, Harajuku, and Omotesando

I have loved Japan from afar for a long time. Thanks in part to my sister who started randomly studying Japanese for fun when she was about 10 years old, and partly due to the fact that one of the best summer's of my life was my first semester teaching English at the ELI where, by…

Seoul for the Day: D Museum “Youth” and Itaewon

It starting to see like every time I go to Seoul anticipating a relaxing weekend just hanging out friends, I end up packing roughly 1 million things into one day and practically walking across the entire city. Yesterday was no exception. And just to clarify, I'm definitely not complaining. I'm really grateful to my friends who…

ESL Psychaitrist Game: “You Should…”

Its name is Psychiatrist game. I genuinely don’t remember if I thought of this activity on my own, or if I read about it online somewhere. Either way I’m sure that it already exists and I’m even more certain that once enough time has passed I will be using it again with a different name…