Travels

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 […]

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 […]

China: 5 Days + 3 Cities + 7 Expats = Infinite Fun

China: 5 Days + 3 Cities + 7 Expats = Infinite Fun

Happy Seollal! It’s Lunar (Chinese) New Year here, which is a huge holiday for Koreans, typically involving celebrations and ceremonies to honor ancestors, as is custom for many holidays here. The Korean New Year almost always lines up with both the Chinese and Vietnamese New Year, but it’s actually based on the Korean lunar calendar, […]

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