May 2017

Visiting a Mosque for the First Time

I didn’t know what to expect visiting a mosque. Despite hitting countless temples throughout Asia, suffering from temple fatigue at times, the thought of visiting a mosque intimidated me slightly. I didn’t know what to expect or rules for tourists.   What do I wear? Am I even allowed to visit? What if I don’t […]

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Cultural Significance of Removing Your Shoes in Asia

I made a major cultural mistake early on in my Asia adventure. It was in Thailand and I started blazing across the foyer to the reception desk in our small off the beaten path lodging. It had been a long day and I was more than ready to claim my room and curl up for […]

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Exploring Seoraksan National Park in South Korea

Tucked in the northeastern side of the country, Seoraksan National Park creates a fairy tale like experience. For hikers, you can climb these steep pinnacles to gaze upon a stunning array of peaks scraping through the clouds. We also encountered dedicated rock climbing groups.   Save Save SaveI’d be lying if I didn’t tell you […]

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Baby Mustard Cooking Class in Hoi An, Vietnam

Tucked behind a sea of meandering rice fields you’ll encounter the small charming Baby Mustard Restaurant and Cooking School created and run by charming Nguyet. While off the beaten path, discovered by many via bike adventures, this intimate venue creates a delightful cultural debut into Vietnamese cuisine specific to the middle region of the country. […]

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