In Focus: The Batu Caves

When I first heard that there was a city in Southeast Asia where a giant golden statue stood as guard to a cave temple filled with monkeys, I was sold. It really doesn’t take a whole lot to get me excited about foreign places and every word of that description seemed to redefine what I wanted out of life itself. Caves? Awesome. Hindu temples? The Philosophy student within me is biting at the bit already. Giant golden statues? Show me this giant. Continue reading

Explore More – Bangkok Waterways Video

Bangkok’s canal network is an oft-overlooked part of the city. With unique perspectives on Thailand’s capitol city and what it used to look like, Bangkok comes alive in the vast network of waterways. For a few hours a canal tour of Bangkok will surely satisfy anyone willing to put their apprehensions of safety and certified boat operators aside. Continue reading

Only in Korea – New Dr. Fish!

One of the most common requests we get is in regard to a post in our first year for Dr. Fish. People seem to be pretty enamored by the idea of this unique shop and, once it closed, our readers have been begging us for an update on possible new locations in Seoul. There’s some good and some bad in this post, but we are here with the answers we’ve been able to gather. Continue reading

Explore More: Khaosan Road Video

If there’s one lasting lesson that I have learned in my limited travels, it’s that the places most famous are often the ones least relaxing to spend time in. When a city, beach, resort, or even a road has been made legendary by history’s great travelers, it’s fairly safe to assume that it is now overrun by people attempting to recreate the stories which spurred their dreams of exotic adventure. Continue reading

Interview With an Expat – Pete Lucarotti

A few weekends ago, we traveled to Boseong to visit one of our interesting expat friends named Pete. Apart from living in a wonderfully small and beautiful city, Pete is a talented potter. He offered to show us around his pottery studio and let us try our hand at the potting wheels if we came for a visit, so we naturally jumped at the opportunity. Continue reading

Scuba in El Nido!

Palawan is known for its natural beauty. The islands, as we have discussed before, ad nauseam, are abundant and beautiful. There are a number of ways that you can experience El Nido’s islands and we suggest doing as many of these as possible. On our recent vacation, if we weren’t sitting on the beach with a cold San Miguel in hand, you can bet that we were in the water. Continue reading