Zipping It Up

Zipping It Up

In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. -Buddha These days, we sure are learning the importance and beauty of that last portion of Buddhist wisdom. Though a few weeks have passed now, it doesn’t feel […]

The Times, They Are A-Changin'

The Times, They Are A-Changin’

It’s wonderful what you can do when you have to. – C.S. Lewis I’m baaaaack! As per my usual pattern, it’s taken me an inordinate amount of time to get this post together. I promise, this time, it’s for a good reason. Some big changes are coming up for the Marasiaks, and before you speculate […]

Three Nights in Bangkok

Three Nights in Bangkok

When booking travel, I have a bad habit of searching the depths of the Internet until it cannot be searched anymore. This time, my efforts paid off when I discovered an awesome deal on two one-way tickets for our journey to Bangkok from Busan. After a year of extensive travel, we had built up enough […]

Thanksgiving in May

Thanksgiving in May

In effort to be just as ironic as Christmas in July, and to remind myself I should blog in a more timely manner, this week it’s Thanksgiving in May! Though much less exotic than any of our previous travels, a trip back home to the US of A was in order to celebrate the holidays. […]

Mmmm... Dumplings! Cooking at The Hutong in Beijing

Mmmm… Dumplings! Cooking at The Hutong in Beijing

The only way to end an exhausting trip of adventure is to stuff your face with food. It’s true, I’ve tested this theory. Our overnight return from Xi’an left us wanting for some good, hot food. Thus we hungrily headed to our final activity: learning to cook traditional Chinese dumplings at a place called The […]

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