2019 Village Culture Festival

If I could sum up the month of November in Japan in two topics it would be kouyou (fall colors) and culture festivals. Though the kouyou has yet to arrive, there are always a couple fun festivals held this time of the month! Culture Festivals in Japan are pretty much a good excuse for everyone…

Ring Making Experience at Banji University (Myeongdong)

Unpopular opinion: Diamond wedding rings are overrated and a waste of money. (I SAID IT. FIGHT ME. ٩(╬ʘ益ʘ╬)۶) In my search for finding as many things to do in Seoul, this ring making experience was one of them.

Dressing Like Royalty (??) in Seoul

Our Golden Week trip to Seoul was our very first overseas vacation (not including visiting home) in our 4+ years living in Japan. Even though we spent less than a week there, both Trevor and I had an overall amazing time. We loved the food (I ate so many egg breads omg so good), met…

Reminders of war and UXO: COPE Visitor Centre in Vientiane, Laos

Whenever Trevor and I plan on traveling to another foreign country, I always make it a habit of researching and finding anything that looks interesting to us and pinning it on Google maps. As many restaurants, cafes, famous sightseeing spots, etc as I can find. I star them just in case we want to check…

Three Days in Vientiane, Laos

It was 7AM and the 11-hour night bus we had taken from Bangkok had dropped us off at the border town of Nong Khai. This was definitely unfamiliar territory and while we were so close to our destination, we still needed to figure out how to cross the border. My stubbornness brought us about a 20…

TrueLove @ Neverland: A Husky Lover’s Paradise

Without a doubt, Siberian Huskies are my favorite dog breed. This is most likely due to growing up with a very mischievous husky that despite his many episodic antics, gave me and my family 13 years of unconditional love and unforgettable memories. Imagine my surprise to hear that there was a cafe in Thailand where you can play…

Fuji Safari Park & Night Safari

On the way back from our road trip to the Kanto area, Trevor and I decided to spend a night somewhere around Mt. Fuji. As we sat in the parking lot in Kanagawa getting ready to leave, we decided to stop by Fuji Safari Park, a zoo located at the foot of said volcano.

Life and Mental Update

I was going to start this post off with something more positive but the truth of it is, I don’t feel positive now. The weather right now is on-and-off pouring and the sky is a depressing shade of grey- appropriate I suppose, for my general attitude of life at the moment. In fact, after such…

Our Trip to Seoul!

This year I had 10 days off for Golden Week!! Golden Week usually takes place during the end of April and early May. The week long holiday consists of several national holidays such as Showa Day, Constitution Day, Greenery Day, and Children’s Day. This time of the year also becomes busy for all kinds of…