Category: Traveling

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A throwback to my favorite San Francisco memories of 2016

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I don’t know if some you still remember the New York travel series I wrote some months ago, but before all that happened, I did in fact spend a bit of time in San Francisco. I guess since it was my first time visiting New York, I was more excited to write about it. It …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Simple cakes, The Tummy Train TV, Traveling

Vietnamese Banana Cake + Hanoi memories in a video

Vietnamese Banana Cake

Despite my delight in banh mi and pho, I realized I actually don’t know a thing about Vietnamese desserts. Vietnamese coffee is of course not counted in this category! In any case, that was the beginning of my search for a Vietnamese dessert recipe to try, and I came across this rather simple version of …

Traveling

This post about my Hanoi trip in 2013 is the ultimate throwback

Halong COVER - This post about my Hanoi trip in 2013 is the ultimate throwback

So I was going through my files one day and I “unearthed” this folder of photographs from my trip to Vietnam way back in 2013. I had meant to write about this Vietnam trip right after publishing my Cambodia posts since I visited both places right around the same time. Somehow this one never materialized. …

Product Reviews, Traveling

Awesome Korean snacks to bring home from your trip! [Vol. 1]

KSnacks 1 - Awesome Korean snacks to bring home from your trip! [Vol. 1]

In my opinion, there are two countries that seem to make packaged snack foods that go above and beyond the quality and creativity one would expect– one is Japan, and the other is South Korea. I imagine between these two countries, you will never run out of things to try. I don’t know about you, …

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Seoul-ful Spring 2016: The glorious experience of Shopping in Seoul 

SHOPPING - Seoul-ful Spring 2016: The glorious experience of Shopping in Seoul 

Shopping in Seoul (and eating tons of street food along the way) can be a lot of fun, but it can also be quite affordable depending on where you go. Seoul is a great place to do shopping hauls because not only can you find a lot of very tempting deals all over the city, …

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Seoul-ful Spring 2016: A mini exploration of Ihwa Mural Village

Ihwa Mural Village COVER - Seoul-ful Spring 2016: A mini exploration of Ihwa Mural Village

One of my favourite places from my Seoul trip last March is the Ihwa Mural Village, but getting here is no easy task as the village is located at the top of Naksan Mountain. We alighted the subway from Hyehwa Station and basically walked through a university neighbourhood from there, taking lots of detours because …

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Seoul-ful Spring 2016: A quick morning run to Namdaemun Market

Namdaemun COVER - Seoul-ful Spring 2016: A quick morning run to Namdaemun Market

We arrived in Incheon at around 4am, groggy and stiff thanks to a fairly uncomfortable plane ride. Early morning hunger pangs were strong, so we stopped by CU to have a little snack after picking up our luggage. Food definitely helps clear heads after a super early morning flight. The quickest way from Incheon to …

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Seoul-ful Spring 2016: Playing Lovers in Korea at N Seoul Tower

N Seoul Tower COVER - Seoul-ful Spring 2016: Playing Lovers in Korea at N Seoul Tower

Namsan Seoul Tower, more commonly known as N Seoul Tower, is one of Seoul’s most recognisable landmarks today. It’s frequented by both locals and foreigners alike, and is very popularly known as that place with all the love locks. I don’t think you can rightly say you’ve visited Seoul if you don’t check in to …